Paul Harris F.C.A., T.E.P (Chairman) is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a notary public for the Cayman Islands. He qualified with Ernst & Whiney in London before coming to the Cayman Islands in 1967 where he became the first British chartered accountant to take up residence and practice in the Islands. He is a founder member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, served as secretary to the Chamber of Commerce for eight years and is presently President of the Cayman Islands Company Managers Association. He is also the CICMA representative on the Government Anti-Money Laundering Guide Notes Committee. He opened the first accounting office in the Cayman Islands for what is now Ernst & Young and later acted as Cayman correspondent for the international firm Ernst & Ernst. He founded International Management Services Ltd in 1974.
Christopher Bowring F.C.C.A, A.C.I.S, A.I.B., T.E.P. (Managing Director), formerly Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust (Cayman) Limited was born in London, England and came to the Cayman Islands in November 1979. He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants and Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Mr. Bowring is a founding member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in the Cayman Islands. He has acquired extensive experience in the management of various entities including trusts and corporations in a number of jurisdictions, in particular the Cayman Islands.
Michael J Howard (Director) extensive offshore experience in both the Channel Islands and Cayman Islands. He worked for a leading firm of Chartered Accountants in Guernsey after which he was employed as a Trust Officer with Roy West Trust Corporation in Jersey until he moved to Cayman and joined IMS in 1981. He is an Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in London. As a Director of IMS he specializes in the administration and development of captive insurance companies and private client business.
Ian Goodall. M.A. (HONS), C.A. (Director) is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He obtained an M.A. (Hons) Upper Second in Economics and Geography at Glasgow University, qualified with Thomson McLintock, Glasgow and obtained further accounting experience in the shipping industry. Prior to joining IMS in 1989, he spent six years as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse & Co. He specializes in domiciliary services for offshore companies, yacht and ship registration and mutual funds.
Melanie Harris (Company Administrator) deals with enquiries from offshore management firms and professionals requiring corporate services in the Cayman Islands. Prior to joining Corporate Filing Services Ltd, a subsidiary of International Management Services Ltd, she spent five years as office manager for a Cayman Islands Law Firm and two years as a senior trust and company administrator with a Cayman Islands Bank. Melanie, who is a Notary Public for the Cayman Islands, specializes in providing services to groups of client companies on behalf of professional management companies located in offshore financial centers around the world, particularly Asia and the Far East. Melanie was educated in Holland and England.
Michael O'Connor B.Com, CA (Australia) (Director) is the Director of Finance and Information Technology for IMS and its subsidiaries and is responsible for IMS accounting, data processing, storage and retrieval, disaster recovery and IT supervision. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. And obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Tasmania majoring in accounting and human resource management. Prior to joining IMS in 2006, he spent six years as an audit manager with WHK Denison the fifth largest accounting firm in Australia. He worked on a large portfolio of clients including superannuation funds, public companies, statutory bodies and other regulated entities. He has extensive knowledge of financial reporting guidelines and International Financial Reporting Standards, and has knowledge of accounting standards in several jurisdictions. He also has experience in forensic accounting and other internal assurance services, including information systems auditing.
Gary Butler LL.B.(Hons), Dip.L.P. (In-House-Legal-Counsel) is a Solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales (non-practising). Mr Butler has previously also practised law in Scotland and the Cayman Islands. Prior to joining International Management Services Ltd (“IMS”) Mr Butler worked as Legal Manager for the Close Brothers offshore group of companies across their Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man offices, advising on corporate, fiduciary and investment fund matters. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate with Ogier, a top tier offshore law firm, working in their Business and Trust Law Group out of their Jersey office and has also worked in the formation of investment funds for a Cayman Islands law firm. His expertise is in the fields of corporate and fiduciary law, with an emphasis on offshore structures. Mr. Butler joined IMS in 2011.