Revenue Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Aidan O’Carroll as our new Chair.
Aidan O’Carroll is a former senior partner at EY, one of the world’s largest professional services firms, which he left in July 2020 after 35 years.
Until June 2017 Aidan was based in London leading EY’s Global Compliance and Reporting business, over 10,000 professionals working in 140 countries around the world. Formerly Head of Tax for EY in the UK , Aidan has advised both local and global companies across a wide spectrum of tax and business issues around the world, and more recently advising private and family businesses in Scotland and internationally, focusing most recently on a non-Executive portfolio
Aidan’s extensive experience has given him insights into global trends and their connections with the rapidly changing regulatory frameworks around the world and as a result he is also a regular contributor and speaker at business conferences.
Throughout his international career, Aidan has always kept his home in Scotland and has remained closely connected to local business issues keeping abreast of local
Our CEO, Elaine Lorimer commented on the appointment:
“We are delighted to welcome Aidan to Revenue Scotland. He joins us at an important time as the organisation moves into a new Corporate Plan phase, and his extensive experience will be crucial in guiding us to deliver on our vision and ambition over the next three years. There are exciting opportunities for Revenue Scotland to further release the power of technology and the data we hold to support public policy making and the wider Scottish administration, a key deliverable as we make 'Digital First' a reality across all aspects of the organisation.
The team at Revenue Scotland are very much looking forward to working with Aidan and the Board to build on the strong foundations that have already been set for Revenue Scotland as a trusted and collaborate partner in the delivery of public services in Scotland.”
Aidan O’Carroll commented on his appointment:
“It is a great privilege to be joining the team at Revenue Scotland and continuing to build on the successful model that has been created over the last six years. As a young organisation where technology led thinking is at the forefront of delivering the highest calibre public service in Scotland it is an exciting time to be working with a dynamic Board and Leadership Group. With great people throughout we will continue to grow our capabilities and ensure Revenue Scotland is ready to take on greater responsibilities as required and be seen as a true value added organisation.
I am looking forward immensely to the very positive challenges and opportunities that the future holds for Revenue Scotland.”