Local audit and advisory firm KPMG Gibraltar has announced the appointment of Jon Tricker as its new Managing Director.
The firm has grown substantially over the last few years to take a leading position in the Gibraltar marketplace, particularly in the gaming industry. During its early years it was managed remotely, but rapid growth led to the appointment of Micky Swindale to a part-time leadership role in 2013 and has now further led to the appointment of a full time Managing Director.
Jon started his new role today, bringing to it a wealth of audit experience. He began his career with Deloitte in Cambridge in 2001 before moving to their Gibraltar office in 2005 where he was made an audit partner in 2010. Jon has particular expertise in the funds and investment sector, being an elected member of the Gibraltar funds' panel and the auditors' panel, both industry liaison bodies with the Financial Services Commission. Jon served until recently as an elected executive on the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association and was recently appointed as an executive on the Gibraltar Society of Accountants.
He commented: “Whilst I am obviously sad to leave behind great friends and colleagues built up over a long period at Deloitte, the move to KPMG is a great opportunity. It is a chance to lead an ambitious, growing and dynamic company that already has an extremely strong and distinct presence in Gibraltar. KPMG, like any professional services firm, is a people business and I am really looking forward to getting to know the people and clients better over the coming months.”
Jon will be taking over from Micky Swindale, who will revert to a full-time focus on her other key responsibility as Head of Advisory for the Isle of Man and Gibraltar offices of KPMG. She commented: “The transition to a full-time leadership position is a natural progression in the growth of the company, and I am delighted we have secured someone as experienced and well regarded as Jon to take it on. It is wonderful to know that the Gibraltar office is in such safe hands, but nevertheless I am also pleased to say that my new role will not diminish my commitment to Gibraltar and I will continue to visit regularly.”