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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, was appointed Vice President in May 2017 and President in May 2019.

Richard Searle


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

T: 01481 746067

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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 was appointed as Vice President in May 2019.

Jo Huxtable

Vice President and 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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Cyril is a Director and Head of Office in Guernsey managing the team based there. Cyril is principally focused on audit work for financial services clients; in particular Funds and their Managers in a range of asset classes. He also works with Investment Managers, Fund Administrators, Insurance (Captive, Re-Insurance, Brokers and Administrators) and Fiduciaries.

Cyril Swale

Treasurer and Secretary

Grant Thornton Limited
Lefebvre House
Lefebvre Street
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3TF

T: 01481 753400

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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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Barry took over as Chairman of the Training & Courses Committee in May 2019.

Barry Ryan

Chairman, Training and Courses Sub-Committee

Glategny Court
Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port

T: 01481 721000

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Mark has been co-opted to the Executive Committee from March 2020

Mark Thoume

Member of the Executive Committee - Co-opted

Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited
P O Box 656, East Wing
Trafalgar Court
Les Banques
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3PP

T: 01481 749745

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Richard Le Tissier is an Associate Partner at EY. Having joined EY in 1995 and has over 20 years audit and accounting experience, working in all aspects of the financial services industries, specialising in banking and wealth & asset management. Richard previously spent two years chairing EY’s Wealth and Asset Management global IFRS network and since 2010 he has been head of the Financial Accounting and Advisory Services group in Guernsey. Richard is also an active member of the GSCCA technical sub-committee and previously a member of the training and sub-committee.

Richard Le Tissier

Member of the Executive Committee

Royal Chambers
St. Julians Avenue
St Peter Port
Guensey GY1 4AF

T: 01481 717400

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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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