Senior appointments announced by PwC Channel Islands

15 March, 2019

PwC continues to strengthen its senior leadership team through a number of instrumental appointments across the Channel Islands.

Gerlind Smith joins as Human Capital Director, based in Jersey. She has been with the PwC network for 21 years, having relocated to the Islands from Johannesburg. Most recently, Gerlind had responsibility for the entire Human Capital function of PwC across the regions of East, West and Southern Africa. She brings a broad knowledge across the disciplines within Human Capital with particular interest in executive development and organisational design required for the future workplace.

Alexandra McInnes re-joins the Firm as a Director leading PwC's Guernsey Advisory business, having originally trained with PwC in London in 2004. Born in Guernsey, she returns to the Island bringing a wealth of experience from over 15 years working with financial services clients in London, New York and Bermuda. Alexandra specialises in supporting clients through change and this significant appointment for PwC will help drive the growth of its Advisory business locally in the Channel Islands, which focuses on helping clients solve important problems in relation to regulation, technology and transformation.

Charlotte Beattie also re-joins PwC as she takes on a senior management role in tax, based in Guernsey. Having originally joined the firm in London in 2007, she has gained extensive experience providing UK and international tax advice to businesses and leading restructuring projects. Charlotte's focus in recent years has been leading Brexit projects for financial services businesses and working with the Fintech sector on the tax and business challenges they face.

These latest appointments follow on from the milestone promotion announcement last Autumn of Lisa McClure's admittance as a Partner of the Firm and Leyla Yildirim coming on board as Chief Strategy Officer, having previously held multiple senior roles within the wider PwC network.

Commenting on this latest series of pivotal leadership appointments, Senior Partner, Simon Perry said:

“I'm delighted to announce these appointments, which reinforce our confidence in our Channel Islands’ business. These accomplished individuals will add even more depth to our local leadership team as they all come equipped with a wealth of experience of both PwC networks and the international marketplace, which will help both our clients and our own business develop.

It’s very pleasing to welcome such senior female talent to our local firm, which I hope will underline how serious I am about encouraging even more women into leadership positions at PwC. Our clients and staff expect us to bring the most diverse outlook to business issues and I am confident these appointments will help us do just that.”

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Abigail McDermott

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