THE ‘investment management’ glasses, the slightly doleful expression – yes they’re key features required if you want to run Smith & Williamson.
Taking Stock was having a Spring clearout: a painful, paper-based process that sees Budget notes and consultation docs lovingly pored over before being slung into the furnace (steam power here at TS Towers). As you can see below, we came across an old pic of former S&W exec chairman Gareth Pearce, and were slightly unnerved about the similarities between him and new co-chief David Cobb.
Suggestions that Gareth has invoked ancient magic to take over David’s body are pure speculation.
David Cobb circa ’14
Gareth Pearce circa ’95
Adrian Hyde, a partner at CVR Global, has been appointed as the new president for a year-long term, effective 21 April this year
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe
The appointments have been made across the VAT, audit and international tax teams