Director, Grant Thornton (Gibraltar) Limited, Grant Thornton Fund Administration Limited and GT Fiduciary Services Limited.
Adrian joined Grant Thornton in 2005 and became Director in 2007. He is a specialist in investment business with over 10 years experience involving various investment business structures in Gibraltar and the Caribbean.
Born in England, Adrian has been involved in the accountancy profession since his graduation in 1994. Prior to joining Grant Thornton Adrian lived and worked for five years in the British Virgin Islands, during which time he worked for a Big Four firm and a Hong Kong offshore bank. During Adrian’s employment with a Big Four firm he performed the audit of several funds, fund administrators, investment managers, trust companies and investment businesses and during his employment with the Hong Kong offshore bank he was involved with the establishment, maintenance and on-going advice of funds, investment companies, trust structures and offshore companies.
In Gibraltar Adrian manages a portfolio of investment dealers, investment managers and funds providing audit services, licensing and regulatory support. Adrian is also one of the founders of Grant Thornton Fund Administration Limited (“GTFAL”). GTFAL is a fund administrator licensed by Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”). GTFAL currently administers funds from the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Gibraltar with fund under administration including “conventional” trading funds (trading in equities, derivatives and commodities and such like), property funds and private equity funds.
Adrian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has a BA Honours degree in European Finance and Accounting and a Diplom Betriebswirtschaft (a German degree in business and finance).
Adrian is a former Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (“GFIA). Adrian also sits on GFIA’s Technical Sub-Committee.
Adrian has a Practicing Certificate issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is approved by the FSC to act as a Statutory Auditor under the Financial Services (Auditors) Act 2009 and he holds a Company Manager license issued by the FSC in relation to the provision of directorships to Experienced Investor Funds.