CFE Tax Advisers Europe is pleased to announce that a new Executive Board for the period of 2021-2022 was elected at its online General Assembly on 25 September 2020. The new Executive Board will take up their duties on 1 January 2021.
The General Assembly, the governing body of CFE Tax Advisers Europe, unanimously re-elected Piergiorgio Valente as President (Managing Partner, Valente Associati GEB Partners and Crowe Valente, and Professor at Link Campus University, Rome, Italy). Martin Phelan was also unanimously re-elected as Secretary-General (Partner, Head of William Fry Tax Advisers, Ireland), as was Branislav Kováč in the position of Treasurer (Partner VGD SLOVAKIA, s.r.o., Board Member of the Slovak Chamber of Tax Advisers, Slovakia).
The General Assembly appointed two board members who will serve as Technical Committee Chairs: Bruno Gouthière as Chair of the Fiscal Committee (Partner CMS Francis Lefebvre and Member of Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux, France) and Philippe Vanclooster as Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee (Partner, PwC, Belgium, Board Member of the Institute for Tax Advisers and Accountants, Belgium). Ian Hayes was re-appointed as Chair of the Tax Technology Committee (Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, United Kingdom).
The General Assembly re-appointed as Vice-Presidents Anna Misiak (Head of Tax Practice and Advisory, Board Member of the Chamber of Tax Advisers, Poland) and Gary Ashford (Partner Harbottle & Lewis, Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, United Kingdom).
Additionally, the General Assembly appointed as new Vice-President Stella Raventós-Calvo (President of AEDAF, the Spanish Association of Tax Advisers, Partner, AddWill, Spain). Jiří Nekovář (Partner, Euro-Trend, s.r.o, Czech Republic) was also appointed to the newly created role of Executive Board Director.
Commenting, the re-elected President of CFE Tax Advisers Europe Piergiorgio Valente said: “I am very grateful for the trust of the General Assembly and delighted to lead the CFE Tax Advisers Europe Executive Board into a new mandate. Last year, CFE celebrated its 60th Anniversary as a leading international tax body, under the High Patronage of the European Parliament and with high-level contributions from the OECD and the European Commission.
Today CFE Tax Advisers Europe is the main interlocutor in the international tax policy debate. We have achieved a lot in the past, and I am very proud of the technical output of the organisation. The Executive Board members and I are excited to continue working with our members in the years ahead.
Together and in close cooperation with our constituent member organisations we will continue to contribute and be an impartial voice in the public debate on the future of tax whilst seeking to achieve and secure the best interest of our membership. I look forward to working with our members, our international and EU partners and with our peers within the Global Tax Advisers Platform.”, the CFE President stated.

CFE Tax Advisers Europe is the leading European association of tax advisers, representing national associations and chambers of tax advisers and tax institutes. Founded in 1959, CFE brings together 33 national organisations from 24 European countries, associated via the Global Tax Advisers Platform (GTAP) with more than 700,000 tax advisers.
CFE’s role and mission is to:
 Safeguard the professional interests of tax advisers and assure the quality of tax services provided by tax advisers;
 Exchange information about national tax laws and contribute to the co-ordination and development of tax law in Europe;
 Maintain relations with the European institutions, the OECD and other international and national bodies, and share with the European Union institutions the tax technical experience and insight of our members from all areas of taxation;
 Inform the public about the services that tax advisers provide;
 Seek to provide the best possible conditions for tax advisers to carry out their profession;
 Promote the co-ordination of national laws governing the profession, and achieve the protection of each national tax adviser’s title in Europe.