Mr Radhanath Housden heads the AEOI Unit of the Global Forum, which is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the international standard in the automatic exchange of financial information between tax authorities to tackle offshore tax evasion. This includes monitoring progress in implementation, providing support to governments and designing, putting in place and delivering the process for the peer review of the legal and effective implementation of the standard. He joined the Global Forum in 2015.
Before joining the Global Forum, Mr Housden worked as senior policy advisor in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD, advising on and facilitating international agreement on issues of tax transparency and the automatic exchange of financial information between governments.
Between 2010 and 2014, Mr Housden worked in a variety of roles at HM Treasury in the United Kingdom, culminating as Head of Exchange of Information and Surveillance in the Business and International Tax Directorate, after roles in environmental tax and anti-tax avoidance strategy. Prior to that he worked at the accountancy and business advisory firm BDO (UK), where he was a corporate and personal tax adviser.
Mr Housden holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath.
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