MICKY Swindale, associate director of KPMG in the Isle of Man, has been appointed offshore head of people and change for KPMG, providing leadership to the specialists in that advisory field in all of KPMG’s member firms in offshore jurisdictions.
Micky, who trained with Arthur Anderson in Manchester before joining KPMG in the Isle of Man in 1997, moved from Audit into Advisory Services in 2003 after a period with Zurich Financial Services.
KPMG’s local advisory offering, for which Micky has oversight responsibilities, covers a range of services using a core staff of 15, to which it adds from the wider firm for large projects. Notable specialisms locally include:· l Regulatory and Compliance, led by Sinead O’Connor
l Restructuring, led by Mike Fayle
l Transaction Services and Corporate Finance, led by Russell Kelly
l IT Advisory, led by Archie Watt
l Internal Audit, led by Jenny Trimble
Micky is also responsible for building new markets and relationships for the firm across all its service lines, including its 50-strong Audit team and 18-strong Tax team, led by Greg Jones.
As part of this role, she is instrumental in organising the annual eGaming Summit and was a founder of the eClub, which holds quarterly events at the Courthouse Club.
It is Micky’s particular enthusiasm for people and performance management that has led to this recent appointment.
She is responsible for the operation of KPMG’s online remuneration and benefits survey across a number of jurisdictions and sectors, and has delivered performance management and business development skills training to a number of boards and management teams locally. She regularly works for clients and with KPMG teams in other offshore locations, and has recently completed a key project assisting a Caribbean government to restructure the scope and framework of its service delivery.
David McGarry, managing director at KPMG said: ‘KPMG is a global firm which offers a wide spectrum of services and employs the greatest talents in order to do so.
‘Financial services in particular is one of the areas of economic activity which has become globalised at a rate unequalled by other world industries and as a result it is imperative that we remain ahead of the curve in terms of our ability to monitor and respond to this dynamic environment.
‘It is with this in mind that we have chosen Micky as our new offshore head of people and change because of her unrivalled energy and capacity to enhance our client offerings on trans-jurisdictional scale.
‘Myself and the team here at KPMG would like to congratulate Micky on her appointment and I have every faith in her ability to excel in this crucial position.’