Alexandra Readhead works with governments of developing countries to strengthen their laws, institutions and capabilities to address tax avoidance in the extractive sector. Alexandra was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in the tax world by the International Tax Review in 2017. She is Technical Advisor to the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining (IGF), a membership organisation comprising governments of 65 mining countries. On behalf of the IGF she leads a long-term collaboration with the OECD to provide solutions to some of the most pressing tax challenges facing resource-rich countries. She is a representative to the United Nations Subcommittee for Extractive Industries Taxation, and on the faculty of Oxford University’s Executive Course on Mining, Oil and Gas, run by Professor Sir Paul Collier. Alexandra has published widely on the topic of multinational tax avoidance, particularly the use of related party transactions to shift corporate profits from high-tax to lower tax jurisdictions. She has spent considerable time living and working in Africa. She was governance advisor to the Chief of Staff of the President of Sierra Leone. She formed part of the leadership team that set up the national emergency centre responding to the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus. Alexandra is a Sir General John Monash Scholar. She obtained a Master of Public Policy from Oxford University, and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.
Alexandra Readhead is the 2018 Advance Mining & Resources Award Winner.