Chief Executive
Tax Justice Network

Alex Cobham is chief executive at the international Tax Justice Network, a development economist and visiting fellow at King’s College, London. Previously he was a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, and before that held posts at Christian Aid, Save the Children, and at the University of Oxford (St Anne’s College and Queen Elizabeth House). Alex’s work has mainly focused on issues of taxation, horizontal and vertical inequality, and illicit financial flows. He is a co-creator of both the Financial Secrecy Index (the global ‘tax haven’ ranking), and the Palma ratio of inequality. He played a central role in the establishment of the first major development INGO campaign on tax justice at Christian Aid; and created the original proposal for what is now the leading international tax revenue database, the ICTD-WIDER GRD. Alex is a trustee at ActionAid UK, and a member of the advisory groups of the International Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), the Pan-African Inequalities conference, and the Fair Tax Mark.