David was one of the founding Board Directors of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals and was extensively involved in its constitution, operations and strategic directions until stepping down in Sep 2014. He was also a member of the Inland Revenue Tax Academy’s Curriculum & Examinations Board (2011-2013) and was involved in the review and strategic direction of the Academy’s examination standards, tax programs and courses. As a tax partner in one of the BIG 4 accounting firm previously, he was part of the senior management team that was responsible for the day-to-day and the strategic direction of the tax function. The key appointments in his career with the firm included positions as Head of Corporate Tax, Supply Chain, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance, Risk Management, Training and Technical Resources. He is contributing author on “Insurance Operations” in the 1st and 2nd editions of “The Law and Practice of Singapore Income Tax” and the primary author for Taxation of Insurance Business in Singapore (2015). Lecturer at ISCA CPE program for “Cross Border Taxation” (2015 – 2016). Mentor for IRAS Mentorship program (Insurance 2015 – 2016).
David has been a field practitioner for Singapore and international taxes for over 35 years and his tax experience particularly, in local taxation includes Corporate and Business Income Tax, Withholding Tax, Tax Incentives, Tax Audits, Personal Income Tax, Transfer Pricing, Goods and Services Tax and Stamp Duty. His experience spans both the tax compliance and advisory aspects of taxation, from the filing of tax returns to the structuring of cross border transactions and entity groups.