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

 

 

 Mr Sudhamo Lal (Mauritius)

 


Chairman

 

 

Mr Visvanath Das (Fiji)

 

 

 

Vice Chairman 

 

Mr Jon Swerdlow (United Kingdom)

 

Executive Director

Mr Duncan Otieno Onduru (Kenya)

     

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Asian Region                         

 

Sri Lanka (t.b.a)

 

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

Cyprus (t,b,a)

Representing:

Cyprus, Isle of Man, Malta, UK

 

Northern African Region

 

Uganda (t.b.a)

Representing:

Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya,

Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone,

Tanzania, Uganda

Southern African Region

Botswana (t.b.a)

Representing:

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi,

Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles,

South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

Pacific Region Fiji (t.b.a)

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 up to fourteen countries, including a Chairman and Vice Chairman. At the Fourteenth General Meeting held in Nadi, Fiji in November 2018, the following members were elected to serve o­n the Management Committee for the period 2018 to 2021: Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kingdom of Eswatini, Malawi, Malta, United Kingdom, Fiji, Samoa, India, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. 

 

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. Fourteen 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), 2015 (Malaysia) and 2018 (Fiji).

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Steven Fahey, Director of International Engagement, Australian Taxation Office, Canberra

t.b.a

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 Tutu Bakwena, Commissioner, Domestic Duties, 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

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

Ms Merle Corrie, Secretary to the Office of the CEO, Revenue & Customs Authority, Suva

GAMBIA, THE

 t.b.a

 t.b.a

GHANA

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

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

GRENADA

Mr Michael S. W. Stephen, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, St Georges

Ms Kareen Alexander

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

Mr Barako Elma, 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 Steven Kapoloma, 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

Mr John Nash, International Revenue Strategy Manager, 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

Mr Alois Daton, Acting 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

Mrs Silka Tobias, 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 Ng Wai Choong, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Singapore 307987

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

 

 

 
 

 

 

SRI LANKA

Mr A Nadun Guruge Acting Commissioner General, Department of Inland Revenue, Colombo

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

KINGDOM OF ESWATINI

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 Charles Edward Kichere,  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 Kelemete Vahe, 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

tba

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

Mr Mbuyu Mwiika Ndabala, Senior Inspector – Policy & Legislation, Zambia Revenue Authority, Lusaka