Judith was a civil servant for over 25 years, working mainly on corporate tax and tax avoidance. Her roles included Director of Corporation Tax, International and Anti-Avoidance at HMRC and Head of Corporate Tax at HM Treasury, and she was awarded a CBE in 2011. Most recently, she was HMRC Director of Large Business, before leaving in March 2016 to pursue other interests. Judith is now an independent commentator on tax and writes a regular blog on her website. Recent topics have included US tax reform proposals and tax avoidance in Germany, as well as commentary on UK tax developments.
Originally from Bolton, Judith has lived in Hertford for 30 years and is a member of the governing body of University of Hertfordshire. She is a keen musician and recently played Janacek on a radio 3 programme featuring amateur pianists.