Having earned a Bacc(Hons) (University of Stirling), George qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (Institute of Taxation) with Ernst & Young in 1993. He subsequently moved to KPMG where he spent 14 years before joining CBC.
At KPMG George specialised in corporate tax, working mainly with large private companies and listed companies head quartered in Scotland. He also spent some time at KPMG’s London office working in a team developing tax solutions, which were then rolled out across the UK tax practice. George then moved into a dedicated M&A role and during this period assumed responsibility for delivery of M&A tax projects across the central belt of Scotland. He has extensive experience of working on and leading cross border M&A projects.
Whilst at KPMG, he led the provision of tax structuring advice to Clyde Blowers on the acquisition of Weir Pumps, UTI (for Interbulk Group plc) and the CBC’s acquisition of Textron’s Fluid and Power Business Unit.
George joined CBC in 2010 as Tax Director with responsibility for tax reporting, structuring of CBC’s funds and to provide strategic support to CBC’s portfolio businesses.