With one year to go until stamp duty land tax is replaced in Wales by the land transaction tax, the devolved government confirmed the appointment of Kathryn Bishop as first chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority. The body will be operational from April 2018.

Bishop has overn 30 years’ experience working with organisations undergoing major change – at Accenture, Allied Dunbar, Eagle Star, Zurich and the University of the West of England. Her background includes IT and HR. She is an associate fellow of Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), where she directs and teaches on leadership programmes for professional service firms and other multinational corporations.

Bishop was appointed a civil service commissioner in April 2012 and acted as the interim First Civil Service Commissioner from April to September 2016.