Vicki Bales is a transfer pricing professional and is currently Transfer Pricing Director at DLA Piper UK, a global law firm. Ms. Bales joined DLA from SABMiller/AB InBev, where she was the Global Head of Transfer Pricing and had UK, Europe and Reporting roles in her 14 years in-house. During this time Ms. Bales was extensively involved in OECD BEPS submissions and public consultations, as well as public reporting of SABMiller's Approach to Tax.
Ms. Bales prides herself on creating and building strong relationships across the business, enabling her to apply domestic, international and transfer pricing tax laws to business issues. Ms. Bales has extensive experience in brand procurement and corporate services transfer pricing strategy - from design, maintain, document and defence to change, when the business changes. At DLA, Ms. Bales works with large multinationals on brand and supply chain restructuring projects, utilising MAPs as part of a tax audit management approach, and continues to work with her African colleagues at DLA Piper.
Ms. Bales is a Chartered Accountant and Cambridge University Economist.