William H. Morris is currently Deputy Global Tax Policy Leader at PwC, based in Washington and London. He recently moved to PWC after 17 years at General Electric. At GE, Will directed GE’s Global Tax Policy Program, helping to shape GE’s responses to changes both nationally and internationally.
From 1995-97 Will worked at the IRS, and from 1997-2000 worked in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury. At Treasury his areas of responsibility included subpart F, foreign partnerships and other fiscally-transparent entities, as well as entity classification issues (“check-the-box”).
Will was appointed Chair of the BIAC Tax Committee (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD) in Paris in November 2012. As BIAC Tax Committee Chair, Will has been closely involved in all aspects of the BEPS project, including follow-up and implementation, participating in public OECD consultations, coordinating and filing comments on behalf of business, and meeting with many formal and informal OECD groupings as well as national governments.
He is Chair of the AmCham EU Tax Committee in Brussels, and was Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Tax Committee in London from 2010-16, and. He is also chair of the European Tax Policy Forum, a registered UK charity that since 2005 has commissioned over 40 papers from leading academic economists on business tax issues.
Will has degrees in history, law, and theology from Trinity College Cambridge, the University of Virginia, and St Mellitus College, respectively. He is qualified as a U.S. attorney and an English solicitor.