Over 150 clients and friends of KPMG joined the firm to celebrate key appointments at Coast Bar & Brasserie on 13th October 2015.
The evening celebrated the appointments of Micky Swindale to Director at KPMG Isle of Man and Jon Tricker’s recent appointment to Managing Director at KPMG Gibraltar. Following 18 years at the firm, Micky has oversight for KPMG’s Advisory practice, and is responsible for building new markets and relationships for KPMG across all its service lines, including its 70-strong audit team and 20-strong tax team. Jon joined KPMG Gibraltar from Deloitte where he was made a partner in 2010. Jon has significant experience having served as audit partner on a variety of clients and industries, especially financial services – funds, insurers and banks – and also online gaming, both of which have been key markets in the ongoing growth of the Gibraltar practice.
KPMG also announced the appointment of five associate directors in the Isle of Man practice.
Ed Houghton, Associate Director – Audit, will become engagement leader on a number of client relationships whilst maintaining his exposure, and specialism on international LSE listed organisations. Ed has been with KPMG Isle of Man for 12 years, primarily within the audit department. During this time he has also undertaken secondments to KPMG UK Transaction Services working on financial due diligence for acquisitions and a Bank dealing with distressed debt. Ed has worked on a number of significant LSE Main Market & AIM engagements delivering audit and advisory services, on IPOs, fund raising, restructures and acquisitions. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Kristan King, Associate Director – Deal Advisory, has spent 16 years with KPMG. He started in audit in the Isle of Man and New Zealand before moving into Deal Advisory in Manchester where he worked with corporate and private equity clients for ten years. Kristan returned to the Isle of Man last year and has subsequently played a significant role in a number of high profile deals on the Island. In his new role, Kristan will continue to build on KPMG’s significant experience to date in developing M&A and debt advisory services and the strength of the team in these areas.
After 7 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK, Robert Rotherham, Associate Director – Tax, spent the last 9 years at KPMG. Robert is a qualified accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and a Committee member of the IOM Society of Chartered Accountants. He is known for his regular contributions to business seminars and media commentary particularly on the topic of international tax developments.
Sandie Skuszka, Associate Director – VAT, joined KPMG in 2007 and is now in charge of VAT compliance and advisory services provided by KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Sandie started her career in VAT with Isle of Man Customs and Excise as a VAT visiting officer before joining KPMG in 2007 and is qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
Associate Director – Advisory, has worked for the last 5 years as Head of eGaming at KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar. As Associate Director, he will continue to be in charge of developing the gaming and IT Advisory practice across both jurisdictions.
Speaking at the event, Mike Fayle, Managing Director at KPMG said: “KPMG continues to build on its success thanks to our clear vision, rigorously maintained values, and above all, our people. The new appointments reflect the diversity of the team and are a symbol of the firm’s longevity. The continuity of such an extensive range of skills will continue to benefit our clients and strengthen our team for what I hope will be years to come. As both cause and effect of KPMG’s position in the market on the Island, we have more of an advisory focus than our direct competitors. Many of them have experienced audit teams, so we have differentiated ourselves by building a wider service offerings in tax and advisory and that has really paid off.”
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