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PwC Adds To Channel Islands Leadership Team

Julia Reinholdsson, 8 July 2015

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The global professional services firm says it has added to its senior team in the Channel Islands.

PricewaterhouseCooper has promoted three senior figures to expand its leadership team in the Channel Islands, it said yesterday.

Newly-admitted partner Mike Byrne and recently appointed directors Chris Van Den Berg and Alex Burne were promoted to the team.

Byrne, based in Jersey, leads the asset management industry for PwC in the Channel Islands, with a focus on private equity and hedge funds. He has worked for the firm over 15 years and has experience from working in Europe and Asia. Byrne will spearhead the firm as local demand for those services in Jersey and Guernsey increase, PwC said.

Berg, also based in Jersey, relocated from South Africa to join PwC in 2008. He has experience from across the firm with focus on the advisory and fiduciary areas of the business. His experience includes providing solutions to clients with anti-money laundering issues and has led projects centred on helping global clients navigate complex regulatory matters and conducting know-your-client country reviews on their behalf. 

Burne has experience of financial service assurance projects, predominantly within the asset management sector, after qualifying with PwC in 2002. He worked in Sydney for three years from 2010, where he worked on global client leadership experience in banking and capital markets, real estate and alternative asset management. In 2013 he returned to Guernsey where he specialises in listed funds and private equity. Burne is the primary contact in Guernsey for the development of PwC’s NED programme while he has responsibility for ensuring the firm leads the way in the areas of audit methodology and technology.

In March, PwC appointed Justin Woodhouse as head of tax for the Channel Islands to replace Wendy Dorman. He has been a partner with the firm since 1990 and has experience from fields such as international tax, corporate tax and transfer pricing.

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