An Interview with Kevin Loundes

What do you do for Abacus Trust Group?

I am a Client Services and Tax Director in the Isle of Man office, heading up our Tax practice and a member of the Board. I started my career as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte before moving to KPMG to specialise in Tax, where I qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor. I joined Abacus in 2016, as a Tax Senior Manager and have since taken a wider client services role.

What do you love most about your role?

Variety! Being a CTA and ACA, I am involved in all aspects of our business and deal with different, often complex, client queries on a day to day basis. The interaction with clients and building close working relationships is a very rewarding role.

What has been your greatest achievement?

Outside of work, my biggest achievement was winning 3 gold medals in the inter-island games in 2013, in Bermuda.

I used to be a keen distance runner and overall competed in the Island Games from 2007 - 2015 winning a total of 11 medals. The Island Games is a biennial competition with a total of 27 Islands competing.

How has your business adapted in light of COVID-19?

As a business we were able to adjust well and rely on our strong infrastructure of IT systems and processes, which allowed the Group to work effectively from home.

The team adapted well to communicating via Zoom on a regular basis and embraced the challenges COVID-19 has brought.

Why did you join PCD?

The group joined PCD to network with like-minded individuals and the format allows people to build strong working relationships in a relaxed setting.

Have you attended a PCD webinar? What did you think?

Yes, I found them invaluable during lockdown as a means of keeping in touch and building on my professional network.

On a weekend, I am most likely found...

Walking my springer spaniel Leo, spending time with my family and watching rugby.


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