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Debbie Smith is an Audit Executive Director at KPMG in Guernsey and has been with the company since 1997. Debbie is responsible for advising on auditing, accounting and regulatory issues to clients across a range of offshore finance businesses, including investment funds.

Debbie is the President of the Society.

Debbie Smith


KPMG Channel Islands Limited
Glategny Court, Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1WR

T: 01481 721000

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Richard is Managing Director of BDO Limited in Guernsey and a partner in the UK firm, BDO LLP, with over 25 years’ experience of audit and assurance engagements and providing business and advisory services to clients.

An Economics graduate of the University of Buckingham, Richard has since completed the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction and has been admitted by the Institute of Directors as a Chartered Director. Richard joined the Executive Committee in 2013 and is now Vice President.

Richard Searle

Vice President

BDO Limited
PO Box 180, Place du Pré
Rue du Pré
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3LL

T: 01481 746067

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Dave is a Director at Grant Thornton where he has been an Audit Director for 19 years. He has a wide range of clients across various sectors of Guernsey business, working particularly with local, non-finance sector businesses and captive insurance and fiduciary clients.

He joined the Executive Committee during 2009 and currently is a member without portfolio.

Dave Clark

Secretary and Treasurer

Grant Thornton Limited
PO Box 313, Lefebvre House
Lefebvre Street
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3TF

T: 01481 753400

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Jo is a Tax Partner in Deloitte's financial services tax practice and heads up Deloitte's tax practice in Guernsey.  She started her career in the UK working for Andersen where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.  Since moving to Guernsey in 2003, she has provided direct and indirect tax services to clients in a wide range of industry sectors.

Jo has been an active member of the Taxation Committee for several years and took over as Chairman in April 2010; she is also on the committee for the Chartered Institute of Taxation.  More recently, Jo has been involved with a tax professionals' working party reviewing Statements of Practice drafted by the Tax Office to clarify the day to day working of the new Zero-10 law.

Jo Huxtable

Chairman, Taxation Sub-Committee

Deloitte LLP
PO Box 137, Regency Court
Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3HW

T: 01481 724011

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Nickie Paul is an Audit Director at Deloitte's Advisory and Assurance division in Guernsey.  She is Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Society and is also on the Executive Committee. Nickie has over 20 years of experience of auditing in Guernsey and has a large variety of clients across many industry sectors. As well as auditing, Nickie is also involved in advisory, corporate recovery and corporate finance work.

Nickie Paul

Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee

Deloitte LLP
PO Box 137, Regency Court
Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3HW

T: 01481 724011

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Stuart works for State Street as part of the Outsourcing Team, responsible for overseeing performance of multiple outsource providers across a range of jurisdictions. Stuart started his career at PWC, before moving to fund accounting and financial reporting work at Kleinwort Benson.

Most recently, Stuart was a programme manager and tutor at BPP Professional Education, responsible for delivering tuition on a broad range of subjects across several qualifications.

Stuart is a published author, having written a career guide on becoming an accountant, as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Member of the Chartered Management Institute and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Stuart took over as Chairman of the Training & Courses Committee in November 2015.

Stuart Chandler

Chairman, Training and Courses Sub-Committee

State Street (Guernsey) Limited
First Floor, Dorey Court
Admiral Park
St Peter Port

T: 01481 704581

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Mike was elected to the Executive Committee in April 2011.

Mike Bane

Member of the Executive Committee

Ernst & Young LLP
PO Box 9, Royal Chambers
St Julian's Avenue
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 4AF

T: 01481 717400

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Karen has worked in financial services in Guernsey for 23 years. Having left Ipes (Guernsey) Limited in May 2015 where she had been the Operations Director (working there for nearly 14 years), Karen has joined the world of acting as a Non-Executive Director and offering Consultancy Services. As well as being a committee member of the GSCCA she is also a member of the Guernsey NED Forum executive committee and previously was a committee member of the GIFA Education subcommittee, a past President of the ACCA for the Channel Islands and committee member of the ACCA Channel Islands panel. Karen currently acts as a NED on a number of open and closed ended fund boards.

Karen Haith

Member of the Executive Committtee

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Roland Mills has been with the PwC network for 17 years, relocating from PwC in South Africa to Guernsey in 2001. An accomplished Asset Management leader, Roland is an experienced assurance partner and has a personal focus on the private equity and alternatives fund sectors in particular. Roland has also led PwC’s global Private Equity Industry IFRS Accounting Focus Group as a member of PwC's Global Asset Management IFRS Committee and sits locally on the GSCCA Executive committee and is an active member of the GSCCA's Technical Sub-Committee. The scope of his significant international experience gained across regions such as South Africa, Latin America and Europe, coupled with his ability to foster dynamic, collaborative relationships, means Roland is perfectly placed to service a growing financial services industry in Guernsey.  



Roland Mills

Member of the Executive Committee

PO Box 321, 1 Royal Bank Place
Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 4ND

T: 01481 752000

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Jane is the Society’s Executive Officer organising and managing the day to day operations of the Society in support of the various Committees.

Jane Underdown

Executive Officer

Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants
c/o Le Pré, Rue du Preel
Guernsey GY5 7DN

T: 01481 253475

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