Deloitte has made a number of changes across the senior leadership team, including the appointment of John Clacy to the role of Partner in Charge of Offshore.
He has managed the Guernsey business since 2014, and his promotion to this pan-island role reflects the collaborative nature of the two offices which operate as a single organisation. The business will continue to run on a combined, one-practice basis with Mr Clacy dividing his time between the two islands.
David Becker, who was promoted to the position of Partner in 2014, has assumed the role of Partner in Charge of the Guernsey office.
Jo Huxtable, Tax Partner, will take on the Channel Islands leadership role for talent. Alex Adam, Advisory Director, will take on operational leadership for advisory services across both islands.
Mr Clacy started work with Deloitte as a graduate in 1994 and last summer marked his 25th year with the company.
His experience in Guernsey covers the breadth of financial services on the island including investment management, fund administration, banks, trusts and insurance business. Mr Clacy is the Vice Chair of the Guernsey branch of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Association of Investment Companies offshore committee and the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association offshore committee.
‘It is both an exciting and challenging time in the Channel Islands,’ comments Mr Clacy. ‘World events, huge consumer shifts, financial disruption and regulation and transparency are all challenges that Deloitte’s clients face and the offshore teams have expertise and agility to help our clients navigate and capitalise on change. I welcome the challenge ahead, knowing that the talent within our Guernsey and Jersey offices is first class.’
David Becker takes on the role of Partner in Charge of Guernsey. He works within the audit team and has over 20 years’ experience of Guernsey’s finance industry. Whilst he specialises in real estate and insurance, his experience in Guernsey covers the breadth of financial services on the island.
Mr Becker’s work focuses on the listed market with clients including a number of London listed companies (SFS, AIM and Main markets), as well as clients listed on Euronext and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Mrs Huxtable’s role as Partner in Charge of Talent will span both islands with a focus on continuing to build exciting recruitment and career opportunities for students and experienced professionals. She also leads the Channel Islands tax teams, advising on a range of sectors including funds, banking and private equity, and is involved in commenting on tax policy in both islands.
Mr Adam leads the development of restructuring, transactions, regulation and controls offerings across the breadth of the financial services industry in the islands where Deloitte has seen significant growth.
Mr Clacy concludes: ‘Our leadership team is very strong and we are well placed to support our continued growth in the islands.’