John O'Connell

John O’Connell

John O’Connell joined the TaxPayers’ Alliance as an intern in 2009. Since then he has worked at every level of the organisation, becoming Chief Executive in August 2016. As a researcher, and later Research Director, he wrote major reports for the TPA on quangos, government capital procurement, regional business policy and local government pensions. He co-authored the influential paper How to Save £50 Billion: reducing spending for sustainable public finances, released in conjunction with the Institute of Directors. John oversaw the work of the 2020 Tax Commission. He also wrote and edited several sections of its final report, The Single Income Tax. John was elected Char and President of the World Taxpayers Associations in 2019.