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Mary Baine

Director of Tax Programmes, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Mary Baine is the director of tax programmes at the African Tax Administration Forum. This is an African inter-governmental organization that leads tax administration reform and facilitates peer support among tax administrations in mobilizing greater domestic resources through improved efficiency and effectiveness in their operations. Her work includes the supervision of multiple technical assistance engagements that include, but aren’t limited to, VAT as a flagship tax and multiple country programmes featuring transfer pricing and exchange of information interventions in ATAF’s Technical Assistance Programme. Prior to this assignment, Mary served as the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of the Republic of Rwanda and as Commissioner-General of the Rwanda Revenue Authority, having grown through the ranks of the different tax departments over a 17-year period.