Barbara Angus

Global Tax Policy Leader


Barbara Angus is a principal with Ernst & Young LLP and is EY’s Global Tax Policy Leader. In this role, her focus is engaging with clients and governments on tax policy development and implementation across the globe. She is based in Washington, DC.

Barbara previously was Chief Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives. She was appointed by then-Chairman Brady in February 216 and served in that role until the close of the 115th Congress in January 219. She had responsibility for work on all tax matters before the Committee and played a key role in the development and enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 217.

In prior public-sector roles, Barbara was the international tax lead for the Office of Tax Policy, United States Department of the Treasury, serving as the federal government’s principal legal advisor on all aspects of international tax policy and representing the United States in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as a Vice Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs, and earlier was the business tax counsel for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

She also has more than 2 years of private sector experience in international tax matters, including forming a consulting firm that developed legislative and regulatory solutions for multinational clients and advising clients as a national partner in the federal tax policy group of another Big Four firm and as a partner with a major law firm.

Barbara received a Distinguished Service Award from the Tax Foundation in 218. She was included in the list of ten Outstanding Women in Tax published by Tax Analysts in 216. She has been an adjunct professor in the tax LLM programs at Georgetown University Law Center, DePaul University College of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also was a founding member of an all-lawyer comedy troupe in Chicago.

Barbara received an A.B. (mathematics and economics), magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. She received a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She received an MBA (finance and accounting), with high honors, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.