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 $11.4 billion 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.
Ricker 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. Ricker’s selection follows an extensive election process that is standard procedure for EY Global Executive leaders. The new appointments for both Kate and Ricker will be effective from 1 October 2022.
Ricker 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: “Ricker’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.”
“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,” Ricker said. “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.”