Wreford Voge was President of the Institute of Taxation from 1984 to 1986 and a Member of Council from 1972 to 1986. Wreford was a partner in the Edinburgh office of Ernst & Whinney, specialising in the business and taxation affairs of family companies and partnerships, when he became President of the Institute in 1984. His Presidency, the last to run for two years, was marked by eventful technical developments with many representations and a move
by the Institute to new premises. Wreford had a special interest in education at both the CIOT and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for whom he was a lecturer for 22 years and helped revise their education system.
Wreford became involved with the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust at an early stage and helped with accounting and taxation matters (bear in mind that through the proceeds of gift and the like, HMRC was one of the biggest donors to Tornado!). Sadly Wreford died on 19th December 2008 but not before he had seen Tornado steam and prove that she was more than capable on the main line. On 28th February 2009 Tornado hauled ‘The Auld Reekie’ on her first visit to the Scottish capital, carrying the headboard, ‘Wreford – this one’s for you’.