Governance

The IBSA is governed by the rules set out in its Constitution which is overseen and monitored by the Global Advisory Board. The GAB is comprised of representatives from the Regional Branches of the IBSA, which is in turn made up of representatives from IBSA Chapters. There are currently four regions supporting local Chapters: Asia, North America, Europe and United Kingdom.

The Constitution contains full details of the organisation including the current GAB and how each region is structured. To download a copy of the Constitution, please click here

Staff

The IBSA is supported by its Secretariat which employs a small team of staff, based in London. The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association, providing support to its branches around the world.

Meet the Team

Roy Saunders, Chairman and Founder

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1967, Roy Saunders has accumulated a wealth of commercial experience working independently in commercial property, international tax, advertising and other industries. He is the Chairman of IFS, a boutique international tax practice based in central London. Academically, he is known throughout the world for his many books and publications, the foremost being his red book, International Tax Systems & Planning Techniques published by Sweet & Maxwell. Roy is currently teaching an MA Course on International Taxation at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London.

Roy is very proud of the fascinating client base of entrepreneurial individuals that he has built up at IFS. He feels strongly about the role that ethical tax structuring plays in the growth of an economy, and that this needs to be better understood by the public at large. Roy founded the IBSA to enable business professionals around the world to discover new business relationships and promote best practice by creating sustainable business structures compliant with international transparency, corporate governance and social responsibility.

Follow Roy on Twitter @roysaundersIBSA

Lucie Hoyland, Administrator

Lucie qualified as a Montessori teacher and has taught in primary schools for over 11 years, and piano privately for over 23 years.  For the last 8 years, Lucie worked as a Practice Manager for a busy physiotherapy practice in Harley Street and in-house city law firm. Please contact Lucie with any queries on 020 7030 3310 or at lucie.hoyland@theibsa.org 

IBSA Global Committee

The Global Committee comprises IBSA branch chairmen and pivotal members of the Association who help create and achieve the strategic ambitions of the IBSA.

 

Roy Saunders – UK (Chairman)

Kishore Sakhrani - Hong Kong

Wim Ritz – Luxembourg

Geraldine Schembri – Malta

Demis Ioannou - Cyprus

Ali Kanani – Switzerland

Dmitry Zapol – UK

Matteo Rapinesi – Italy

Lucy Greenwood - UK 

My personal vision is for the IBSA to provide a vehicle for the community of international advisors to access and exchange knowledge, develop new and deeper professional relationships and discover new business opportunities - I do hope that you will join me on this exciting journey.
Roy Saunders, Chairman and Founder