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One minute with ... Mary Monfries

What attracted you to tax?

Actually I was attracted to working with entrepreneurs families and privately owned businesses – I just happen to have specialised in tax at an early point in my career. I see myself more as a relationship partner than a tax partner per se although I think the whole challenge of taxation and responsibly managing that as a cost is fascinating and hugely important to business competitive economies and social infrastructure.

Who in tax do you most admire?

In the professional world probably John Whiting – he has admirable conviction around simplifying the tax system especially for those who most struggle with it and can least afford to take advice. In the business world those who have successfully got the...

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