Andrew Watt, Chair
Andrew Watt is the former president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for nonprofit organisations. AFP is the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world. Mr. Watt joined AFP as vice president for international development in 2006 and was promoted to chief programs officer in 2008, where he led the Membership and Professional Advancement Divisions of AFP. He also served on the AFP Executive Team that was responsible for the day-to-day operational decisions of the association. From 1993-2005, Mr. Watt was employed by the Institute of Fundraising in the United Kingdom, a professional membership organisation for fundraising professionals. He has served as both a volunteer and board member of many nonprofit organisations. He is currently chairman of the American Friends of Winchester College and an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary's University of Minnesota where he teaches on the globalization of philanthropy.
Richard Cassell is a Partner at Withers, LLP. Mr. Cassell advises on US and international tax and trust and estate planning, with clients based in Europe and the US. He specialises in US tax strategies for individuals, international trusts and closely held business structures. Richard devotes a significant part of his practice to cross-border philanthropy and pioneered the use of dual qualified charitable structures. Mr. Casell was educated at University College London and qualified as a solicitor before moving to the US and attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has practiced in Washington DC and London. He is admitted as a solicitor in England, as a member of The District of Columbia and US Tax Court Bars. He is recommended in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers List 2014.
Tony Hopson is a partner of the Buzzacott, heading up the Expatriate Tax Services team and dually qualified in US and UK tax. He has many years experience dealing with the issues faced by American’s overseas including FBAR reporting, possible expatriation, efficient investing for US tax purposes, tax treaty issues, controlled foreign corporation (CFC) ownership, settlors and beneficiaries of foreign trusts. Mr. Hopson is an active member of the London European American Tax Institute and British American Business Tax Forum and has attended the US IGAF Conference annually since 2002.
NPT-UK is the recipient of the 2016 WealthBriefing Awards' Philanthropic Offering - Highly Commended