Staff/Experts

​Our experts have decades of experience advising governments on resource tax issues in over 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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Alexandra Readhead
Lead, Tax and Extractives

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Alexandra Readhead
Lead, Tax and Extractives

Alexandra Readhead is the IGF’s Lead, Tax and Extractives and leads the Secretariat’s project to address tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in mining. Her work involves designing mining sector-specific solutions to some of the most difficult taxation challenges for resource-rich developing countries.

Alexandra prepares policy and administrative guidance, provides technical assistance and training, and manages partnerships with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the African Tax Administration Forum, and Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations. She also represents the IGF on the UN Subcommittee for Extractive Industries Taxation.

Alexandra trained as a lawyer in Australia and specializes in international taxation. She has advised numerous tax authorities in Africa and Latin America on strengthening legal frameworks against abusive transfer pricing in the mining sector. She was named in the International Tax Review’s global tax top 50 for 2017.

Alexandra is based in the United Kingdom.

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Thomas Lassourd
Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

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Thomas Lassourd
Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

Thomas Lassourd is a Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives with the IGF Secretariat, working on its project to address tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in mining. His areas of specialization include public finance and fiscal reforms with a strong focus on tax policy in extractive industries.

Thomas has more than 12 years of experience analyzing, designing, and implementing economic reforms in developing countries. His past experience includes acting as a senior economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute in New York, where he delivered high-level technical assistance, capacity building, and applied research in fiscal policy for resource-rich developing countries.

Thomas speaks French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish and is based in New York, USA.

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​​Jaqueline Taquiri
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

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​​Jaqueline Taquiri
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

Jaqueline Taquiri is an Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives with the IGF. She is a specialist in extractive industry taxation, as well as global transparency and accountability initiatives related to the extractive industries. Jaqueline has an LLM in Mineral Laws and Policy from Dundee University. She works in English and Spanish and manages our activities with Latin American member countries.

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Viola Tarus
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

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Viola Tarus
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives

Viola Tarus is a Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives focused on the IGF’s taxation and financial benefit optimization work. She is trained as an economist, specializing in extractives, and worked with Oxfam and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya before joining the IGF. Viola is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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​​Tristan Easton
​Project Manager

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​​Tristan Easton
​Project Manager

Tristan Easton is a Project Manager in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy group. Tristan’s education in international relations and work with international corporations has given him experience managing teams with diverse mandates and diverse stakeholders to set and reach common goals. He manages our internal administrative processes, as well as funder reporting and relations.

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Howard Mann
Consultant

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Howard Mann
Consultant

Howard Mann is consultant working on the IGF BEPS in Mining Program and is the former Senior International Law Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. His work focuses on complex legal matters and the areas of interplay between domestic law, mining investment contracts and international law on trade and foreign investment.