Indirect Tax & Corporate Secretarial Services Lead
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 2
Richard Mackender leads the GST service line for Deloitte Singapore and Southeast Asia, and the Corporate Secretarial Services for Deloitte Singapore. He has more than 20 years of experience with Deloitte. He began his career in 1997 with Deloitte UK’s VAT team in London and moved to Singapore in 2003.
Richard’s primary focus is advising businesses on the tax aspects of their activities from a Singapore perspective as well as when issues arise across Asia Pacific. Richard helped to establish the Corporate Secretarial Services offering within the organisation. The teams he leads make full use of technology and offshoring resources to deliver a consistent service in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Richard has a focus on technology, working closely with Tax Management Consulting and the Global Tax Centre Asia and is also the Tax and Legal CTO for the Southeast Asia Tax function as well as leading Innovation for Deloitte in Southeast Asia.
Richard holds a law degree from the University of Wales (UK) and subsequently trained as a Barrister. He was called to the Bar in October 1997 and is a member of Gray’s Inn. He is also an Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (“SIATP”). He is contributing author for CCH’s Singapore Goods and Services Tax Guide and has co-authored a number of other books on indirect tax in Singapore and Asia Pacific.