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Alexandra Readhead

Lead, Tax and Extractives

Alexandra Readhead is IISD's Lead, Tax and Extractives, having served as Technical Advisor to IGF’s program to address tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in mining. Her work involves designing mining sector-specific solutions to some of the most pressing BEPS challenges facing resource-rich developing countries.

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

Alexandra trained as a lawyer in Australia. She specialises in international taxation. She has directly 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 global tax top 50 for 2017. She lives in the UK and speaks English.

All Publications

  • Force Majeure and COVID-19: Legal risks of a double-edged sword This breifing note offers expert advice for governments on how to approach force majeure claims and defences amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mining Tax Policy Responses to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian crisis. The level and type of relief required will vary by sector, and company, which is why IGF and ATAF have prepared this guide in English, French, and Spanish for resource-rich developing countries specifically.
  • What Is at Stake for the Mining Sector in the Global Digital Tax Reforms? The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) is discussing proposals to address the tax challenges that come from a digitalized economy - and which could have implications for mining.
  • Insights on Incentives: Tax competition in mining This paper highlights key findings from an analysis of the IGF Mining Tax Incentives Database, a collection of files comparing the fiscal regimes of 104 mining projects across 21 countries.