EY is pleased to announce the appointment of David White as Tax Director in their Channel Islands Tax practice.

Since joining EY in 1997, David has acquired more than 16 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of tax matters. He is relocating from EY’s Leeds office where he works with international and London based Financial Services clients. Prior to this, David spent a number of years working for the firm in New Zealand, in both Auckland and Christchurch. His international competency is exemplified in his membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) of which David is fellow of both.

Throughout his extensive career, David has worked with many top tier clients, including listed companies, private firms and high net worth individuals. He is experienced in helping clients manage complex advisory tax matters, and supporting change management projects. As a result of new regulation, legislation and strategic management decisions, he has worked on numerous large transformation projects for the banking and wealth management sectors working alongside Operations and Finance teams. He has supported clients achieve cost rationalization and operational excellence by assessing and advising solutions for their systems, processes, data and management and tax risks.

David comes to the Channel Islands from EY’s Personal Tax Centre of Excellence, where he has focused on supporting Financial Services clients in enhancing tax reporting to their private clients.

As well as being a seasoned tax advisor his pragmatic and simple approach to explaining complex issues has also led to him delivering training programmers. Most notably he has lectured on tax for an MBA programme.

“We are thrilled that David is joining our tax team,” said Andrew Dann, EY’s CI Managing Partner. “At EY we are committed more than ever to supporting our clients’ grow their businesses and supporting their needs. David’s experience and knowledge of complex tax issues will be a great asset to us and our clients, and will be quickly drawn on in both our Guernsey and Jersey offices.”

David continued: “I am looking forward immensely to being a part of EY’s Channel Islands tax team. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a great team, and to move to an international finance centre, that provides an environment so perfectly suited to raising my six young children with my wife.”