Alan was the PwC Singapore Tax Leader (retiring in December) and PwC’s Asia Pacific Value Chain Transformation (VCT) Tax Leader. Prior to his transfer to Singapore in January 2011, Alan was the partner in charge of PwC Canada’s Global Structuring practice where he was responsible for the firm’s services across International Tax, Transfer Pricing, Mergers and Acquisitions and Indirect Tax.
Before arriving in Canada in 1998, Alan was a partner for thirteen years in the Asia Pacific region including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. During his time in the region, Alan operated as a regional international tax advisory coordinator for a number of multinationals.
Alan has over 30 years experience in Tax and is a seasoned international tax advisor with extensive experience in International Tax, VCT and transfer pricing. Alan has specialized in leading large, strategic projects designed to deliver sustainable operational and long-term tax efficiencies for multinationals engaged in realigning their global business structures and intellectual property holdings. He has also acted as Lead tax partner or co-lead/regional lead for major multinationals.
Alan has also spent time in industry where he led and managed a major global project over several years [both internally and externally as PwC advisor] leading a global implementation team and interacting with internal business unit leaders, legal and tax advisors and addressing issues impacting many countries. Alan therefore has first-hand experience of the many transfer pricing, taxation and practical issues associated with a multinational group.
Alan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland where he articled and specialized in UK and international tax planning. He sits on the Board of both the Singapore Tax Academy and previously the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.