Over 50 people across all service lines have taken the next step in their careers with EY in the Channel Islands, with over 70% of management and leadership promotions being women.
Anne-Marie Robinson has been promoted to Senior Tax Manager, while Sinead Craig, Wilmari Muller and Jerik Smit have all been promoted to Assurance Manager and Sophie Lihou has been promoted to Marketing and Business Development Manager.
Anne-Marie joined EY in 2014, working in both the Jersey and London offices during this time. Anne-Marie has extensive knowledge of Jersey and UK tax, delivering tax compliance and advisory work to a variety of corporate and individual clients in multiple jurisdictions. She also has experience of providing advice in relation to the Jersey economic substance legislation. In her new role, she will be closely assisting clients in navigating the ever-changing tax landscape and continue to invest in the development of the team.
Sinead works predominantly in the wealth & asset management industry and has specific experience with private equity and funds clients. During her time with EY she has gained vast experience working with IFRS and US GAAP alongside local regulatory reporting requirements. In her new role, Sinead will be assisting her clients in ensuring the requirements of an ever-increasing regulatory environment are met, alongside coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team in developing the skills required to progress their careers.
Both Wilmari and Jerik joined the Guernsey office from EY Cape Town, where they became members of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Prior to joining EY, they both gained a Bachelor in Accounting, as well as a Bachelor in Accounting Honours, from Stellenbosch University.
During her time with EY, Wilmari has worked across a number of industries, including litigation finance, private equity and real estate funds, where she has worked with companies and funds based in South Africa, the UK and the US. She has also gained experience in the testing of controls mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In her new role, Wilmari will continue to work with teams to improve audit quality whilst encouraging and coaching junior team members.
Since arriving in Guernsey, Jerik has worked with clients in the wealth & asset management industry, with a particular focus on listed and unlisted private equity and real estate funds. In his new role, Jerik will develop his data analytic skills to provide further insights in discussions with clients, whilst also assisting clients in navigating the ongoing changes and developments with ESG reporting.
In 2014, Sophie joined EY as a Marketing Assistant, upon graduating with a first-class degree from the University of West London. Sophie manages EY’s external communications in the Channel Islands. EY’s focus on supporting the local community with advancing the Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness agenda and also promoting health & wellbeing has meant she works alongside Channel Islands charities and not-for-profits to support them through EY’s sponsorships of their events and campaigns. These include CI Liberate’s CI Pride in Sport; the EY Easter Running Festival in Guernsey; and the recently launched Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon, which will take place on 26 March 2023 in Jersey. In her new role, she has big ambitions for EY’s current sponsorships to gain greater community engagement and further support the firm’s ambition of positively impacting 1 billion lives by 2030.
Andrew Dann, EY’s Channel Islands Managing Partner, said: “Congratulations to all those who have been promoted or progressed in their careers. Ensuring our people have the opportunities and support available to progress in their careers, and rewarding people for their hard work, is so important to us. The diversity amongst our recent promotions reflects our commitment as a firm to create and foster an inclusive culture to ensure all our people reach their full potential as we continue to grow the business.”