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Chief Executive at Valuation Office Agency to join Queen Mary Council

Melissa Tatton CBE, Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed as a Council member at Queen Mary University of London.

13 November 2019


Melissa Tatton. Credit: VOA

Melissa will help oversee the strategic mission and direction at the University and brings extensive leadership experience to the Council.

She joined the Inland Revenue as a graduate tax inspector and has forged a successful career as a tax leader across a wide range of roles at HMRC including Director for Individuals and Small Business Compliance; Director, Large Business Service; and Deputy Director, Business International.

Melissa took up her current post as Chief Executive of the VOA in September 2017.  The agency is responsible for providing the property valuations and advice needed to support taxation and benefits.

In addition to her role at the VOA, Melissa is also HMRC’s Tax Assurance Commissioner, responsible for overseeing the resolution of tax disputes.

An exciting time to join

Melissa said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this role – Queen Mary is a fantastic university with an excellent reputation.  It is a particularly exciting time to join the Council as it launches its new Strategy 2030.  I look forward to getting started and helping the team realise its ambitions for the future.”

Chair of Council, Lord Clement-Jones CBE, added: “The appointment of Melissa Tatton to Queen Mary’s Council is great news for the University. She offers excellent judgement and leadership skills and her experience will help Queen Mary fulfil the vision laid out in its new strategy.”

More information:

  • Melissa will undertake the role of Council member in addition to her other roles as Chief Executive of the VOA and HMRC Tax Assurance Commissioner.
  • Her tenure will start on 1 January 2020 and end on 31 December 2023 with an option to renew for a further four years.
  • The role is unpaid.