Derek Leith

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Derek Leith
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Derek Leith is an oil and gas tax specialist who is managing partner of Ernst & Young's Aberdeen office and its head of tax in Scotland.


Leith has 21 years of experience of the oil and gas industry having worked at HMRC and as a senior tax adviser from 1990-95 at BP [1] before joining Ernst & Young in Aberdeen in 1995. [2]


  • Member of the Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) taskforce responsible for making representations to the UK Government on behalf of the industry
  • Former member of the Steering Group of the UK Oil Industry Taxation Committee (UKOITC), a former chairman of the UKOITC Professional Sub-Group and a past UKOITC secretary. [3]



  1. Derek Leith, LinkedIn profile, accessed 26 February 2013
  2. Ernst & Young Aberdeen appoints new office managing partner, press release dated 7 December 2011
  3. Our Spokespeople - Derek Leith, Partner, Tax, accessed 26 February 2013