CATA's ORGANISATION

 

 

 

CATA currently has a membership of 46 Commonwealth countries, making it the largest international organisation of tax administrators in the world in terms of membership.

 

HEAD OFFICE

Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX .

 

OFFICE BEARERS

 

President

 

 

Datuk Sabin Samitah,  (Malaysia)

 


Chairman

 

Mr Sudhamo Lal (Mauritius)

 

 

Vice Chairman (nominee)

 

Mr Jon Swerdlow (United Kingdom)

 

Executive Director

Mr Duncan Otieno Onduru (Kenya)

     

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Asian Region                         

Mohammed Noor Ahmad, Malaysia

 

Representing:

Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam,

India, Malaysia, Maldives,

Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka

 

Canada & Caribbean Region

 

Bruce Snider, Canada

Representing:

Bahamas, Barbados,

Belize, Canada, Grenada,

Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts &

Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad &

Tobago

European Region

Mr Randolph Aquilina, Malta

Representing:

Cyprus, Isle of Man, Malta, UK

 

Northern African Region

 

Haja Kallah - Kamara, Sierra Leone

Representing:

Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya,

Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone,

Tanzania, Uganda

Southern African Region

Swaziland (t.b.a)

Representing:

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi,

Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles,

South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

Pacific Region Marilyn Watuna, Papua New Guinea

Representing:

Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, New

Zealand, Papua New Guinea,

Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa

     

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management of the business of the Association vests in a Management Committee consisting of elected members from fourteen countries, including a Chairman and Vice Chairman. At the Thirteenth General Meeting held in Malacca, Malaysia in November 2015, the following members were elected to serve o­n the Management Committee for the period 2015 to 2018: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Barbados, Botswana, Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Namibia, Malta and the United Kingdom. 

 

GENERAL MEETINGS

Under the Constitution, a General Meeting is required to be held every three years. The affairs of the Association are governed by the General Meeting. Thirteen General Meetings have so far been held: 1979 (Singapore), 1982 (Australia), 1985 (New Zealand), 1988 (Malawi), 1991 (Papua New Guinea), 1994 (Tanzania), 1997 (Samoa), 2000 (India), 2003 (Malaysia), 2006 (Mauritius), 2009 (Malawi), 2012 (Malta) and 2015 (Malaysia).

CATA SECRETARIAT

CATA Secretariat is located in London in o­ne of the Commonwealth Secretariat offices. Though CATA is organisationally independent, it relies o­n the Commonwealth Secretariat for the provision of accommodation and a number of administrative services for its day to day operations.
 

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES & CORRESPONDENTS

Under Article 5 of the Constitution of CATA, every member country is required to appoint a Country Representative for CATA duly approved by the Finance Minister or other appropriate authority. The Country Representative is the contact person for CATA for his country in respect of all important policy matters. Under Article 5A of the Constitution of CATA, every Country Representative of CATA is required to notify the name of his Country Correspondent to the Secretariat in London for promoting communication between the Secretariat and members, for the supply of regulated information for various purposes and for stimulating greater participation at middle management level.

REPRESENTATIVE & CORRESPONDENT'S DIRECTORY

A complete listing of worldwide organisational contacts, sorted alphabetically (by country).

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE CORRESPONDENT
 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Margaret Mahoney, Director, International Engagement, Australian Taxation Office, Canberra

Ms Margaret Mahoney

BAHAMAS

Mr Franklyn Kemp, Chief Valuation Officer & Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Ministry of Finance,  Nassau

Mr Franklyn Kemp

BANGLADESH

Mr S Aminul Karim, Member, (Tax Policy), Dhaka

Mr Aminur Rahman, Director General, Dhaka

BARBADOS

Ms Margaret Sivers, Revenue Commissioner, Barbados Revenue Authority, Bridgetown

Ms Hazel Gittens, Director, Audit Services, Bridgetown

BELIZE

Mrs. Ann Castillo, Commissioner of Income Tax, Belize City

t.b.a

 

BOTSWANA

Mr Keneilwe Robert Morris, Commissioner General, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, Gaborone

Mr Oabile Simon, International Relations & Legislative Review Office, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, Gaborone

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Chairani Haji Sulaiman, Acting Director, Ministry of Finance, Bandar Seri Begawan

Mrs Norul Adibah, Ministry of Finance, Bandar Seri Begawan

CAMEROON

 

Mr John Kinyuy, Inspector of Taxes (Legislation, Disputes and International Fiscal Relations Division), International Fiscal Relations, Directorate General of Taxation, Yaounde

             Mr Joseph Awunti Tanyi-Mbianyor, Inspector of Taxes, Assistant Research Officer, Directorate General of Taxation, Yaounde
CANADA

 

  Mr Vince Pranjivan, Assistant Commissioner, Ontario Region, Canada Revenue Agency

 

Mr Javier Nacarino, International Relations Advisor, International Relations Office, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa

CYPRUS

Mr John Tsangaris, Commissioner of the Tax Department, Nicosia

Ms Athina Stephanou, Chief Revenue Officer, Tax Department, Nicosia

FIJI

Visvanath Das, Acting CEO, Revenue & Customs Authority, Suva

Ms Teupola T Lui, Secretary, Revenue & Customs Authority, Suva

 

 

 

GHANA

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General, Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra

Mr Daniel Edisi, Assistant Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra

GRENADA

Mr. Corland Forrester, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, St Georges

 Ms Chinnel Andrews, Public Relations Officer, St Georges

GUYANA

Ms Ingrid Griffith, Acting Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority, Georgetown

Janet Abbensetts, Senior Manager, Training and Development, Guyana Revenue Authority, Georgetown

INDIA

Mr Rajat Bansai, Joint Secretary FT&TR-II, Hudco Vishala Building, 14 Bhikaji Cama Place, New Dehli 110066, India

Mr Vinay Sinha, Director (FT & TR-V), Hudco Vishala Building, 14 Bhikaji Cama Place, New Dehli 110066, India

ISLE OF MAN

Ms Nicola Guffogg, Assessor, Head of Income Tax Division, The Treasury, Government Office, Douglas IM1 3TX, Isle of Man

 

Ms Nicola Guffogg

JAMAICA

Mr Ainsley Powell, Commissioner General, Tax Administration Jamaica, Head Office, PCJ Building (4th Floor), 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10

Miss Meris Haughton, Director Communications, Tax Administration Jamaica, Head Office, PCJ Building (4th Floor), 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10

KENYA

Mr John Karimi Njiraini, Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority, Nairobi

Ms Faith Maina, Communication Officer, Kenya Revenue Authority, Nairobi

KIRIBATI

 

Mr Iaokiri Koreaua, Commissioner of Tax, Tarawa

  

Mr Akaka Kibae, Tarawa

 

LESOTHO

Mr Thabo Moleko, Commissioner,  Customs & Excise, Lesotho Revenue Authority Maseru

Mr Setsoto Ranthoca, Assistant Commissioner, Tax Technical, Lesotho Revenue Authority, Maseru

MALAWI

 

Mr Tom Gray Malata, Commissioner General, Malawi Revenue Authority Blantyre

Mr William Chagona, Malawi Revenue Authority, Blantyre

MALAYSIA

Datuk Sabin Samitah, Chief Executive Officer/Director General, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Ms Esther Koisin, Director of International Affairs and EOI Division, Department of International Taxation, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

MALTA

Mr Ivan Portelli, Director (Administration), Inland Revenue Department, Floriana, CMR 02

Mr Sergio Ebejer, Assistant Director (Technical Section), Inland Revenue Department, Floriana CMR 02

MAURITIUS

Mr Sudhamo Lal, Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority, Port Louis

Mrs Mukhta Toofanee, 

Team Leader, International Taxation Section,

 Mauritius Revenue Authority, Port Louis

NAMIBIA

Mr Justus Mwafongwe, Director, Inland Revenue, Windhoek

Mr Kavazeua Handura-Matundu, Chief Taxation Officer, Inland Revenue, Windhoek

NEW ZEALAND

Ms Naomi Ferguson, Commissioner (Service Delivery), Inland Revenue, Wellington

Ms Katrina Williams, Director, Business Planning & Integration, Inland Revenue, National Office, Inland Revenue, Wellington

NIGERIA

Mr William Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Abuja

Mr Femi Edgal, Assistant Director, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Abuja

PAKISTAN

Mr Shahid Hussain Asad, Member (Inland Revenue Policy), Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad

Mr Sajida Kausar, Secretary (International Taxes - Policy), Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Ms Betty Palaso, Commissioner General, Internal Revenue Commission, Port Moresby

Mrs Marilyn Watuna, Director, Office of Commissioners, Internal Revenue Commission, Port Moresby

RWANDA

Mr Richard Tusabe, Commissioner General, Rwanda Revenue Authority

 

Mr John Kirenga, Programme Manager, Reform & Modernisation Unit, Rwanda Revenue Authority

 

SAINT KITTS

Mr Edward Gift, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Basseterre

 

Mr Edward Gift

 

SAINT LUCIA

Mrs Sophia Henry, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Castries

Ms Irene St Croix, Inland Revenue Department, Castries

SAMOA

Mrs Avalisa Viali-Fautua’alii, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry for Revenue, Apia

 

Ms Ieni Asani Sheppard, Assistant CEO, Ministry for Revenue, Apia

 

SEYCHELLES

Ms Marie-France Fanchette, Assistant Commissioner Tax Division, Seychelles Revenue Commission

 

Mrs Suzanne Radegonde, Human Resource Development Officer, Seychelles Revenue Commission

 

SIERRA LEONE H Kallah, Commissioner General

 

 Alfred I Akibo-Betts, Deputy Commissioner
SINGAPORE

Mr Tan Tee How, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Singapore 307987

Robin Wee Chun Ng, International Tax Affairs and Relations Branch, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, 307987

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Mr Siphithi Sibeko, Senior Manager & Head of International Relations, South African Revenue Service, Pretoria

Mr Johan George Fourie, International Relations Office, South African Revenue Service, Pretoria

SRI LANKA

Mrs. Kalyani Dahanayake, Commissioner General, Department of Inland Revenue, Colombo

Swarnamali KarunaratneSenior Commissioner, Secretariat Branch, Department of Inland Revenue, Colombo

SWAZILAND

Mr Dumisani E Masilela, Commissioner General, Swaziland Revenue Authority, Mbabane

Mr Sihle Fakudze, Head of International Relations, Swaziland Revenue Authority, Mbabane

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

Mr Alphayo J Kidata,  Commissioner General,Tanzania Revenue Authority, Dar Es Salaam

 

Mr Richard M. Kayombo, Director for Taxpayer Services & Education, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Dar Es Salaam

TONGA

Mr Kulu Anisi Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance, Nuku'alofa

 

Mrs Irma Daphney Stone,

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Mr Nayak Ramdahin, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Port of Spain

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TUVALU

t.b.a

t.b.a

UGANDA

Mr Henry Martin Saka, Commissioner, (Domestic Taxes), Uganda Revenue Authority, Kampala

Mr Silajji Kanyesigye, Assistant Commissioner, Service Management, Domestic Taxes Department, Uganda Revenue Authority, Kampala

THE UNITED KINGDOM  Mr Jon Swerdlow, International Relations Specialist, HM Revenue and Customs, United Kingdom 

t.b.a

ZAMBIA

Mr Kingsley Chanda, Commissioner General, Zambia Revenue Authority, Lusaka

Ms Twivwe Siwale, Tax Inspector, Zambia Revenue Authority, Lusaka