Press release

29 Apr 2022

EY announces latest senior assurance promotions

EY has announced a number of promotions within their assurance team across the Channel Islands.

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Nick Masterton has been promoted to assurance Senior Manager, while Christian Galecio and Maelle Smith have both been promoted to assurance Manager. Shardale Alberca, Jake Magell, Clyde Torres and Devin Werner have all been promoted to Assistant Manager within the assurance team.

EY has moved to a policy of promoting their people when they are ready rather than at set times in the year. These promotions are in addition to the 30 management promotions already announced in the last year and reflect the firm’s continued investment in their peoples’ development and career progression.

Andrew Dann, EY’s Managing Partner in the Channel Islands, said: “Congratulations to all of those who are taking the next steps in their careers with us. All of these individuals have shown dedication and commitment to providing exceptional client service; and taken full advantage of the opportunities EY has to offer to further their experiences and personal development.”

Nick joined EY in 2013 as trainee from the Grammar Sixth Form Centre and has progressed through to Senior Manger during his time with the firm. He has a wealth of experience working within the financial services sectors, predominantly in wealth & asset management, specifically private equity and real estate, as well as captive insurance. Nick will continue to drive and deliver high quality audits and support clients through emerging challenges in his new senior management role.

Maelle joined EY in 2016 after completing a First-Class master’s degree in business management at the University of Edinburgh. During this time, Maelle took part in EY’s Summer Internship Programme to get a taste of what a career with EY would involve, before joining the firm in a trainee position upon completing her degree. She is experienced in providing assurance services within the wealth & asset management, real estate and commercial transport industries. Aside from her technical abilities, Maelle actively contributes to EY’s CSR strategy, both internally through her involvement with office committees, as well as within the local community by volunteering with Every Child Our Future. This was recognised with her receiving the Jersey Finance Rising Star award for CSR in 2020.  

In her new role, Maelle will play an important role in coaching and mentoring through EY’s counsellor programme to support more junior members of the team in developing skills to progress in their careers. She will also support with growing EY's business locally through various business development initiatives.

Christian is a Certified Public Accountant and has a degree in Accountancy from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. He began his career at EY Philippines, during which time he also undertook a three-month secondment to the EY Singapore office, before joining the Guernsey office. Christian works predominately with clients in the wealth & asset management industry, including London Stock Exchange listed investment companies, and has vast experience working on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US GAAP engagements. In his new role, Christian will continue to deliver high quality audits to clients and is looking forward to getting more involved with generating new business opportunities for EY and more broadly for the Channel Islands.