RSM has hired Rachel de Souza as additions to its London-based tax advisory practice. The new Partners – both join from the Royal Bank of Canada – will support wealthy clients with a broad range of services.
Rachel de Souza, prior to joining RSM, worked at RBC International Wealth Management for more than nine years, in her most recent role as Tax Director based in the firm’s London office. She previously worked for PwC, in her most recent role at the professional services firm as Senior Tax Manager, where she started her career at the firm in 1990. De Souza attended Loughborough University.
Andrew Robins, prior to joining RSM, worked at the Royal Bank of Canada for more than 14 years, most recently as the joint head of the bank’s UK tax advisory team. In the role, Robins was focused on supporting wealth clients, particularly families, supporting clients with disputes as well as their capital protection, growth and succession needs. In addition, Robins provided advisory to high net worth individuals, non-UK domiciled individuals and non-UK trusts, among others. Robins is a chartered accountant and a chartered tax adviser.
The two new Partners each bring more than 26 years of experience to the firm, both have extensive experience servicing clients in the areas of private wealth matters affecting high net worth individuals – particularly for non-UK domiciled individuals, non-UK trusts and members of corporate remuneration plans. Additionally, the firm adds considerable experience supporting clients through sensitive succession matters, such as passing wealth between family generations.
Gary Heynes, RSM’s head of private client says that he is “delighted” to welcome Andrew and Rachel to the firm’s team. “They both have broad experience of advising on complex UK personal taxation issues and are an excellent addition to our practice, particularly given the imminent changes for international clients. Their appointments also underline our continued commitment to private clients,” he adds.