Felix MacDonogh

Head of Tax

Felix MacDonogh has over 17 years’ experience in structuring and advising on the tax aspects of investments. For the last 12 years, Felix has specialised in advising on the Energy & Infrastructure sectors, predominantly around M&A.

Prior to RPC, Felix spent eight years with EY and nine years with PwC. He has considerable experience in advising a wide range of energy and infrastructure businesses and transactions both across Europe and in developing markets, including Asia, Africa, and LatAm.

Felix’s carer has been generally based in the UK. However, he spent five years with PwC in Indonesia where he was tasked with developing and leading the M&A tax team.

Felix is recognised for being a strong communicator who simplifies complexity.

Felix is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BA Hons degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.

What’s your role at RPC?

RPC’s Head of Tax responsible for the group’s global tax affairs, including:

  • Structuring and due diligence of investments.
  • Management of tax risk, reporting and compliance.

What’s a typical working day for you?

Every day is different. Most of my time is spent with the investment and development teams working on the tax aspects of our potential investments, reorganisations, and refinancings.

I also manage tax reporting and compliance obligations across our (currently) six countries. Spending some time to consider whether there are any opportunities to refine, develop and enhance our business. This is a great opportunity to interact with people from all across Europe in a day.

Tax is an ever-changing landscape, and never more so than today, so I keep abreast of these changes via research, training, events, and reading the news. Looking for risks and opportunities for the business.

What have you found during your time at RPC?

I have worked as a tax advisor for energy and infrastructure projects in practice since 2010, but moved in house with RPC in 2022. I have really enjoyed working with a team of extremely intelligent, diligent and fun people aligned with a common goal and commitment to energy transition.

What’s your proudest career moment?

Taking off from Jakarta airport and seeing the 2km Kali Baru port development rising out of the sea. I was proud to be advising the government on the tax aspects of the project and to be a part of the development of Indonesia.

What do you do in your spare time?

I spend my time with my young family who bring me with endless laughter, activity and purpose. I also enjoy photography and skiing.

Where’s your favourite place in Europe?

London of course! Never boring, constantly bringing something new and with a wealth of history and style as well. It is a privilege and a pleasure to have that wealth on the doorstep of RPC.

What’s your favourite clean technology and why?

Onshore Wind. These elegant structures are the most beautiful way to harness energy and their scale when up close is something to behold.