Staff development spurs promotions across the Group

Tuesday 07 February 2017

Equiom are pleased to announce a number of senior promotions across the Group as a result of the business’s ongoing staff development strategy.

In the Isle of Man office, staff have been promoted across the Tax, Client Services and Client Accounting Departments.

In the Tax department, Derek McNutt has been promoted to Senior Manager and Jess Hawkins is now Senior Manager in the Group Risk Management department.  Both Derek and Jess have over a decade of experience in their respective fields. Derek provides advice on offshore structures to clients while Jess specialises in risk management and is currently involved in helping to expand the risk management team for the Group.

In the Client Services department, Adam Beighton, Lisa Ward and Ian Mudie have all been promoted to Senior Manager. Lisa and Adam provide cross-jurisdictional support to clients in the areas of yachting and aviation and eBusiness, respectively.  Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and specialises in providing fiduciary services to clients.

In the Client Accounting department, Adam Fretwell and Jupe Bunpokkrong have been promoted to Managers. Both Adam and Jupe are qualified Chartered Accountants with several years of experience.  Adam specialises in accounting for yachting and aviation structures and Jupe provides higher level technical knowledge across the client base.

In the Jersey office, Sarah Vooles and Jack Nicholls have been promoted to Manager and Senior Manager respectively in the Client Services department. Sarah has been working in the finance sector for 20 years with a more recent focus on looking after registered office only clients. Her new role will involve managing relationships with new clients and existing ones. Jack, who has over 27 years of experience in the sector, will continue to have responsibility for a varied portfolio of private clients while also managing a team in the Client Services department. 

In the Hong Kong office, Michelle Wu has been promoted to Manager in the Tax department.  Michelle has worked as a tax professional within two of the Big Four accounting firms and has experience in international tax planning as well as local tax matters.  She will be heading up a team within the department and will continue to provide advice to clients on complex tax issues.

Global Chief Executive Officer Sheila Dean commented:

‘Congratulations to all of those promoted.  Equiom prides itself on providing an environment where staff can develop their expertise and we reward those who put in the extra effort to drive the business forward.  Having reached our 10th anniversary this year, I am immensely proud of the dedication demonstrated by our staff.  As the business continues to grow internationally, investing in our people will remain a key focus.’


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