Partner | Head of Indirect Tax
KPMG Lower Gulf Limited
Clare leads our indirect tax practice in the Lower Gulf. Previously, she was leading the Scottish indirect tax practice for KPMG in the UK. Clare has over 25 years’ experience in indirect taxes and sits on the indirect tax committee for ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accounts for Scotland). Prior to KPMG, she had spent 12 years with another ‘Big 4’ firm where she was latterly Head of Indirect Tax for Scotland and Northern Ireland, having trained initially with the UK tax authority where she conducted VAT inspections, investigations and implemented the VAT legal and technical program. She has led a number of international indirect tax projects delivering proactive and reactive advice. Clare has considerable breadth and depth of experience and works with a portfolio of clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, and real estate. She understands the need for speedy, reliable and pragmatic advice in addition to proactive strategic solutions. Clare recently worked alongside the UK tax authority to help develop policy and legislative change around VAT recovery on pensions. She assessed the impact of the new legislation on a number of clients to ensure they were able to adopt early where doing so would deliver a financial benefit.