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Maximize your Head of Tax potential – How Ready Are You For A Changing Tax Environment? Masterclass


Maximize your Head of Tax potential – How Ready Are You For A Changing Tax Environment? Masterclass

Winmark, in partnership with TPA Global, is bringing its highly-regarded Global Tax Director Academy (GTDA) masterclasses to Amsterdam. The purpose of the GTDA is to fill what we see is a gap in the training market – helping talented tax technicians prepare for the transition to become successful strategic Heads of Tax. The masterclass targets aspiring Heads of Tax and ‘high-potentials’ who want to be challenged in the new tax arena as well as current Heads of Tax who are perhaps in the early/mid stages of their careers and/or have aspirations to move to larger roles.

Background to the GTDAThe GTDA is an offshoot of Winmark’s long-standing Tax Director Network (TDN), a UK-based forum for Heads of Tax and senior members of their teams to share best practice around the practical tax management challenges they tax. The GTDA will benefit from the rich source of best practice that emerges from roundtable discussions that form the core of TDN activity. The GTDA masterclasses involve a more traditional training/transfer of knowledge and experience - from trainer to student. That said, there will be an important peer-to-peer element to the day as is always the case with any senior learning experience. The ‘faculty’ delivering the courses all have experience as FTSE 100 Heads of Tax. For the masterclass in Amsterdam, Rod Sayers, former Group Head of Tax, Petrofac, is the chosen faculty.

We launched the GTDA last year with four masterclasses. Feedback from attendees has been very positive and constructive and we have refined the content and format in response. For our first masterclass in Amsterdam, we will consolidate four separate masterclasses into one to cover the following topics addressing relevant questions as described below under each module:

Strategic Tax Management

How to educate the tax function about group’s corporate strategy?

Who are the internal and external stakeholders that the tax function deals with and what version of the story should be told to them?

How can the tax function execute on business strategy?

Tax Operations

What are the different types of structures of the tax department and which structure is yours?

Does digitalisation require a change in your tax department’s structure?

How should you plan, communicate and execute a change in the tax department’s operational structure?

Tax Risk Management

Do you know what are your company’s tax specific risks?

Are you aware of the best practices your peers are using to manage these risks?

How to design an effective tax risk control framework

Are you aware of the tax risk appetite of senior management (CEO/CFO)?

Technology and People

Are you aware of your organisation’s budget available for technological changes and how to obtain more budget for digitalising tax function?

What are your objectives for which you are considering to purchase technology?

How do you manage external suppliers and how do you recruit the right talent internally to manage them?

How to build a story when organizing budget for tax IT investments

We will answer all of these questions and more! Come and join us for the first edition of this masterclass in Amsterdam on November 26th, 2019.


Rod Sayers, Managing Director at R P Sayers Limited, previous Group Head of Tax at Petrofac.


08:45 - Breakfast

09:00 – What are “tax risks”?

10:45 - Break

11:00 – Aligning tax risks to business strategy and operations.

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 – Tax risk frameworks; development and implementation.

14:45 - Break

15:00 – Managing tax risk through people, processes and technology

16:30 - Finish




Free parking at venue

Our office is located 15-20 mins drive by taxi from Schiphol Airport.


For more information please contact


Yvonne Chin, email: eSAhIGNoaW4gfCB0cGEtZ2xvYmFsICEgY29t or telephone: +31 20 462 3530

Ruzana Tunku, email: ciAhIHR1bmt1IHwgdHBhLWdsb2JhbCAhIGNvbQ== or telephone: +31 20 262 2980


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Full Price Ticket EUR 745
Member Allocation Free
Member Discount EUR 500

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