Partner, Tax, PwC Singapore
Brendan is an international tax partner and leads the insurance tax practice at PwC Singapore.
He has over 35 years of corporate and international tax experience. He started his tax career with the Australian Taxation Office before moving to Singapore in 1991 to join Cooper & Lybrand Singapore. He subsequently left the Firm and moved to Hong Kong and spent the last 20 years in-house for global financial services corporations. Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2016, Brendan held the position of Global Head of Tax Policy and Government Affairs at AIG.
Whilst in-house, Brendan established regional tax functions for Standard Chartered Bank, MasterCard and AIG. His work included improving the efficiency and effectiveness of regional tax functions, reviewing and improving controls as well as implementing risk management and tax reporting policies and procedures. He has significant experience in managing the tax affairs of businesses throughout Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He has worked extensively on due diligence, planning and implementing corporate restructures, tax policy formulation and lobbying of government agencies, mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the region. He specialises in local and international tax structuring and his clients include Singaporean and foreign multi-nationals.
Brendan graduated from Canberra University in Australia with BA (Accounting) and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Divisional Councilor of the Singapore Branch. He speaks regularly at conferences and workshops in the region.