The EY organization has announced the appointment of Marna Ricker as EY Global Vice Chair – Tax, with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of EY Tax strategy and operations, across businesses with combined global revenues of US$11.4b and more than 70,000 tax professionals around the world. She will also lead the EY Tax Executive Committee and will serve as a member of the EY Global Executive.
Marna succeeds Kate Barton, who will take on a new role helping to guide the organization and lead additional projects for the Office of the Chairman, having served the full four-year tenure as EY Global Vice Chair – Tax. Marna’s selection follows an extensive election process that is standard procedure for EY Global Executive leaders. The new appointments for both Kate and Marna will be effective from 1 October 2022.
Marna brings rich and extensive experience to the role. She began her career with the EY organization 28 years ago and is currently EY America’s Vice Chair – Tax, a post she has held since July 2018. Prior to her role leading the business in EY Americas, she held a series of regional leadership roles in the US, for Tax and other parts, including Assurance.
Kate Barton, outgoing EY Global Vice-Chair – Tax, says: “Marna’s track record speaks for itself. She has had an exceptional career with EY and has built a solid reputation as a leader who understands clients’ needs, inspires EY professionals and delivers results. EY Tax is a leading business that is seeing strong growth, and I am sure that in her steady hands it will go from strength to strength.”
Marna Ricker, incoming EY Global Vice Chair – Tax says: “I am honored to take on this new role that gives me the privilege of leading this diverse business and serving EY clients, and EY people, across the globe. I can’t think of a time when tax, law and people matters have been such dynamic forces for businesses and governments across so many global issues – from international trade to climate change and the evolving digital economy. I am excited to help shape services and solutions as clients face these critical challenges and reimagine opportunities.”