The Partners of PwC Gibraltar recently announced promotions to the senior management of the firm.
Patrick Pilcher has been promoted onto the board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited and PwC Corporate Services (Gibraltar) Limited, PwC’s operating entities.
Patrick is a Director in our Tax Department and has been with the firm for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants. He joined the Firm as a graduate in 1996 and he spent his first six years in the Assurance Department before transferring to the Tax Department in 2002.
Patrick is PwC’s representative on the Gibraltar Society of Accountants Tax Faculty and is a former Secretary and Treasurer of the Society. He is also the Tax Department’s representative on both the Firm’s Business Development and Risk Management Forums.
He is a regular contributor to the Gibraltar tax sections of Jordan’s International Corporate Procedures Guide and is responsible for the Gibraltar content of the PwC Worldwide Tax Summaries as well as the Gibraltar firm’s “Tax Facts” and “Doing Business & Investing in Gibraltar” publications.
Lalit Khatwani and Kevin Duarte have been promoted from Senior Manager to Director in our Assurance Department. Lalit is an ICAEW qualified chartered accountant. After graduating from Cardiff Business School in 2004 he spent three years in PwC London training towards his ICAEW qualification. He specialised in the audit of financial services clients, particularly FTSE 100 hedge fund managers and banks, as well as various private equity firms. Lalit now leads external and internal audits of leading banks and insurers in Gibraltar, and plays prominent roles in the audit of licensed gaming companies.
Kevin is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants who joined PwC in 2003 after graduating in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University. During his time with the firm he has specialised in providing assurance services to a wide range of clients including construction companies, Government owned service companies and financial services, predominantly dealing with insurance, fiduciary and e-money licensed entities. He is one of PwC’s representatives on the Gibraltar Society of Accountants Audit Faculty and assists with the firm’s summer student internship programme.
PwC’s Territory Senior Partner, Colin Vaughan, said, “I am very pleased for all three of them as their promotion is a recognition of the contribution they have all made to the success of this firm. Their promotion is, naturally, very well deserved. All three are local and trained with PwC which gives us welcome options for succession planning. It is also important to note that both Lalit and Kevin were given their first taste of accountancy, as summer students, whilst still at Bayside School. It is therefore satisfying for the partners to have assisted them, and also Patrick who joined as a graduate, to develop from young students to experienced professionals.”