PwC Channel Islands makes senior promotions

Posted: 22/07/2022

GuernseyAppoints_PwC_jul22PwC has announced a number of senior promotions across the Channel Islands.

Alex Burne has been promoted to Partner, with a focus on the technology transformation of the firm. 

Alex relocated to Guernsey after graduating in the UK to take up a role at PwC, and qualified as an auditor in 2003. 

He then completed a secondment to PwC in Sydney as part of the financial services audit team, and has served as Transformation Leader in Guernsey for the past nine years.

In addition, David Clare, Raymó Frewen, Abigail McDermott and Lawrence Musikavanhu have been promoted to Directors in the Jersey office, and Natalie Boes and Bruce Otto to Directors in Guernsey.

External Audit Director David Clare joined the firm in 2011 and currently leads audits in the listed closed-ended fund sector. He specialises in providing assurance services to clients in the digital asset space.

External Audit Director Raymó Frewen completed her training in South Africa before relocating to Jersey in 2014. She has wide-ranging client audit experience at the firm, working across the UK, Europe and America on global client projects. 

Marketing and Communications Director Abigail McDermott relocated from Dublin to Jersey in 2000. She acquired extensive international marketing experience working in the US, Germany, South Africa and Kenya before joining PwC in 2013. 

JerseyDirectors_PwC_jul22Abigail’s responsibilities at PwC are to lead on external market profile, drive the firm’s CSR programme and oversee internal communications locally and in the wider firm.

External Audit Director Lawrence Musikavanhu held a graduate trainee role at PwC in Zimbabwe in 2010. He relocated to the Jersey office in 2013, where he built up experience in various client sectors, mainly in banking and asset and wealth management. 

Lawrence has broad financial services industry experience and is responsible for the management of the firm’s risk and independence procedures.

Advisory Director Natalie Boes qualified as an accountant in 2009 with PwC Channel Islands and gained extensive experience in audit before moving into an advisory role. 

Natalie leads the Guernsey Advisory business and supports the team across all propositions to deliver to clients. She specialises in liquidation and the wind-down of financial service companies. 

Capital Markets Director Bruce Otto, who relocated to Guernsey in 2017, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC South Africa. He has worked in South Africa, the US and the UK across a range of services. 

Bruce’s focus now is leading the PwC Channel Islands Capital Markets team, servicing investment fund IPO and follow-on capital raise transactions.

Pictured top l-r: Guernsey promotions Alex Burne, Natalie Boes, Nick Vermeulen (Senior Partner), Evelyn Brady (Guernsey Managing Partner), Bruce Otto  

Pictured above left: Jersey promotions Abigail McDermott, Lawrence Musikavanhu, Karl Hairon (Managing Partner), Raymó Frewen, David Clare


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