Deloitte has announced the promotions of Stuart Crowley and Mike De Robillard to the position of Signing Director, based within the business’ Guernsey office. The appointments come as Deloitte looks to boost its senior management team, enabling it to meet the increasing demands it is seeing for services from the local finance industry.

Stuart Crowley has over 19 years’ experience working within financial services, including roles in Jersey, Dublin and London. He has built up extensive experience from providing statutory audit, assurance and advisory services to clients operating across all sectors of the financial services industry.

Mr Crowley leads Deloitte’s offshore risk and quality function, with teams based in Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man. This role is increasingly important given the focus on audit quality across the industry. His ability to effectively apply the global firm’s procedures in the offshore regulatory environment is absolutely essential.

Mr Crowley supports the wider financial services industry locally through his delivery of the Deloitte Non-Executive Director (NED) Briefing Programme, which has been highly successful in informing local Non-Executive Directors of emerging technical issues and trends. He is also involved in a number of external technical briefings to support local fund administrators.

Mike De Robillard’s promotion to Signing Director underpins his expertise in investment management and listed funds audits, across a broad range of alternative asset classes such as real estate, forestry and debt funds. His role also includes his involvement in transaction services, notably funds listing on the London Stock Exchange Main Market.

Mr De Robilliard’s credentials include delivery of audit services and advice to Deloitte’s largest and most complex funds. These involve specialist asset classes with challenging valuation methodologies. His industry insight means his team is able to deliver a challenging audit whilst supporting boards through a time of accelerated regulatory change.

John Clacy, Partner in Charge for the Guernsey office, said: ‘I’m delighted to announce Stuart’s and Mike’s new appointments. We feel their promotions are well deserved and great news for our clients. With more Signing Directors we have greater capacity to support our clients on strategic matters in our role as trusted advisor.

‘Stuart’s new position is also key in ensuring we keep pace with developments and is supported by UK Risk leadership. Mike’s focus on funds valuations services is essential to our plans to further develop this sector for the business.

‘It’s critical we develop our talent and grow future leaders. It not only ensures we consistently offer our clients the best possible service, but allows Deloitte to continue its important wider role in growing a sustainable local finance industry,’