Shaw Gibbs announce the promotion of two Associate Directors

Shaw Gibbs are proud to announce the promotion of Emily Hillier and Fran Kidd to the role of Associate Director

  • DFK news
  • 28 February 2022

Shaw Gibbs are proud to announce the promotion of Emily Hillier and Fran Kidd to the role of Associate Director. From the 1 February, Emily became Associate Director, Personal Tax whilst Fran is now Associate Director, Clients & Markets.

Emily who has been with the firm since 2018, is a personal tax specialist who advises primarily on international and property taxes. She leads the property sector team at Shaw Gibbs and takes an active role in DFK, the international association Shaw Gibbs are a member of.

Peter Jones, Tax Partner comments

“Since joining us, Emily has demonstrated her expertise and shown that she is a big asset to the private client team, providing high quality advice to her clients and assistance to her colleagues.  Over the last 18 months, Emily has been working closely with me and the leadership team at Shaw Gibbs on her development and we are thrilled that she has been promoted to the Associate Director role.”

Fran has been with Shaw Gibbs since 2017, leading the marketing and business development functions. She also chairs the DFK UK and Ireland maketing committee and a sub-committee who focus on client communications for DFK International. As part of her new role, she will be launching a client experience programme and, the department has been re-named Clients & Markets to reflect this.


Sarah Gardener, Partner and Head of Outsourcing has line management responsibility for the team and has been working with Fran on her personal development and the change of focus. She adds


“Since coming on board Fran has had a huge impact, helping us secure some great wins but perhaps even more importantly, working with us to develop a more structured and targeted approach to our business development. The emphasis on client experience is very important to us and I am excited to see how this unfolds over the next few months.”

More about Shaw Gibbs

Shaw Gibbs is a top 100 accountancy and financial planning practice, based in Summertown, Oxfordshire and Marylebone, London, with a track-record spanning more than 90 years. Our clients are high-growth/entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in the Thames Valley, The Chilterns and London.

We are a vibrant organisation with a passion for business and finance. Investing in the latest technology and being up-to-date with current legislation and best practice enables us to meet our clients’ needs in the best possible way.

Our teams of motivated and talented individuals develop sound financial solutions, communicate in plain English and deliver in a proactive way.


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