Desiree McHard is the Managing Director of BDO Gibraltar, the firm’s Head of Audit and Assurance and International Liaison Partner.
A Chartered Certified Accountant and graduate of Leeds University, Desiree has been working in public practice for over twenty years. Initially training with another large audit firm and later being financial controller of an insurance firm and an asset manager, Desiree joined BDO in 2000.
Desiree specialises in financial services, with expertise in distributed ledger technology, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, funds and in the online gaming sector. She was closely involved in the IPOs of various Gibraltar companies which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Desiree has served as the President of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants and as a board member of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council. She is a board member of the University of Gibraltar’s audit committee, an executive committee member of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies, the Gibraltar Funds and Investment Association – Technical Committee, the Gibraltar Investor Compensation Scheme, and the FSC’s Auditors’ Advisory Panel.
Desiree was involved in the proposed changes to the Companies Act and the EIF legislation. She is actively involved in the promotion of Gibraltar’s Finance Centre and therefore regularly attends and participates in offshore events.