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Worldwide Board

With representation from all regions and from the accounting and legal membership, the Worldwide Board discusses, develops and then monitors the implementation of all strategic matters. The board meets on a regular basis throughout the year.

The board has delegated the responsibility for the day to day running of the group to the Executive Director and his team within the Executive Office. The Executive Director and Executive Office team are held accountable for their actions and the successful management of the group by the Worldwide Board.

Members of the board are elected by the membership at the group's Annual Meeting and serve a term of six years.

Colin Farmer
Worldwide Chairman Colin Farmer Partner & Worldwide Chair

Firm
Alliotts (London office)

Location
London, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7240 9971
Mobile: +44 7889 597104
Website: https://www.alliotts.com/our-people/colin-farmer/

Colin Farmer is the Managing Partner in the London office of our London and South East England accounting firm member Alliotts and was appointed Alliott Group Worldwide Chair in November 2017.

Colin is specialised in understanding the complex issues facing inward investing businesses setting up in the UK. He provides practical advice and services to numerous UK subsidiaries of overseas companies, including a number of well known international retail chains, to help them maximise their investment in the UK.

Darsi Casey
Deputy Worldwide Chair/North America Chair Darsi Casey Managing Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Casey Neilon Inc. (Reno, NV office)

Location
Reno, United States of America

Time Zone: UTC -8

Tel: 1-(775)283-5555
Mobile: +1 775 720-9241
Website: www.caseyneilon.com

Giles Brake
Chief Operating Officer Giles Brake COO

Firm
Alliott Group (Exec Office)

Location
Petersfield

Tel: +44 203 330 0110
Mobile: +447908816492
Website: http://www.alliottgroup.net

Giles joined Alliott Group in November 2015 and is the alliance's COO. He has overall responsibility for group strategy and for ensuring the membership continues to thrive through growth and consolidation in key markets, the development and extension of group services and an improved return on investment for member firms.

He has over 15 years' experience working for international alliances in senior management roles and has also provided strategic marketing support to professional services firms.

Giles holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Digital Marketing and a degree in European Studies (French & German) from the University of Bath. Married with two children, a girl and a boy.

Giorgio Marcolongo
EMEA Chairman Giorgio Marcolongo Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
BĒS Associati

Location
Milan, Italy

Time Zone: UTC+1

Tel: +39 02 87 240 100
Mobile: +39 335319575
Website: http://www.besassociati.it/

Maria Zabala
EMEA Deputy Chair Maria Zabala Partner & Worldwide Board Member
Santiago Lussich Torrendell
Latin America Chairman Santiago Lussich Torrendell Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Estudio Lussich Torrendell & Asociados

Location
Montevideo, Uruguay

Time Zone: UTC-3

Tel: +598 29155898
Website: http://www.lta.com.uy

Santiago Lussich Torrendell is the managing partner at Uruguay accounting firm Estudio Lussich Torrendell & Asociados. He is an important member of the International Tax Services Group, serving on the group's Leadership Team.

Jeffrey Berger
North America Deputy Chairman Jeffrey Berger Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

Location
New York, United States of America

Time Zone: UTC-5

Tel: +1 212 9077300
Website: http://www.golenbock.com/attorneys/jeffrey-s-berger/

Mr. Berger leads the Firm's corporate tax practice. He is involved in structuring many of the corporate transactions in which the Firm is involved, especially in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations, executive compensation, private equity and venture capital investments, and fund formations. Mr. Berger also has extensive experience in the tax aspects of business start-ups, bankruptcy and debt restructurings, real estate transactions, cross-border transactions, federal and state audits and appeals, ruling requests and collection matters, and the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Berger also maintains an active corporate law practice involving the formation and ongoing representation of large and mid-sized business entities, private investment funds and joint ventures, and he is regularly engaged by both management and employees in the negotiation and drafting of executive employment and separation/severance agreements.

Vanessa Williams
Asia Pacific Chair Vanessa Williams Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Alliott NZ Limited

Location
Auckland, New Zealand

Tel: +64 9520 9200
Mobile: +64 21 332613
Website: http://www.alliott.co.nz

Specialist in providing taxation and accounting advice to overseas owned business operating in NZ
Industry areas of Expertise - Transport, Motor Vehicle , Retail, and Service Industries
Previously with Deloitte in NZ and New York