Our People

Our 30+ strong team contains vast amounts of experience, and is led by our three highly dedicated directors; Phaedra Bird, John Cowan and Debbie Clague – whose illustrious careers have been built on the Island.

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Phaedra Bird

Managing Director

Phae is Managing Director of Crowe Isle of Man LLC, specialising in accounting, outsourcing and fiduciary services.  Phae also looks after our HR function.

Phae was born and educated in Douglas, then left the Island to study at Leeds University.  Emerging four years later with a science degree, she started a career in accountancy.  Phae qualified as a chartered accountant at a Manchester firm, returning to work with us on the Isle of Man in 1998.  Phae has experience across a broad range of business sectors having worked with major players in sectors including construction, fiduciary, insurance, legal and manufacturing.

Outside of work, Phae spends time with her young family and also enjoys travel (backpacker style!) and live music.

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John Cowan

Director

John is the Senior Director of our firm, and has specialised in tax and fiduciary services for over 30 years.  A Manxman by birth, John attended school locally and then obtained his degree in Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 1981.

He then joined the largest firm of chartered accountants on the Island and began to specialise in tax, becoming pa to the senior tax partner.  He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1984.

Outside work, John is currently a non-executive director of 5 Captive Insurance companies as well as the Manx Utilities Authority, the government body responsible for the Islands electricity, water and sewerage facilities.

His other interests include a season ticket to Goodison Park and, having recently relinquished the role as our firm’s CEO and reduced his hours with a view to retirement in 2020, lots of DIY!

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Debbie Clague

Director

Debbie is a director of our firm and is Managing Director of Crowe Audit LLC and Pinnacle Book-Keeping Limited.  Born and educated in Douglas, she gained a 1st class degree in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University.  Debbie joined PWC where she qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 and obtained 1st place locally in her professional and advanced exams.

Debbie has over a decade of audit experience, including public sector, not-for-profit, hotels, finance, retail, manufacturing and distribution. When not at work Debbie cares for her two young boys, loves to run, read, and walk the family collie, Jet.

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Diane Clarke

Senior Manager Crowe Trust Isle of Man Limited

Diane leads the Fiduciary team and has been the Senior Manager for Crowe Trust Limited since 2015.  Diane started in the fiduciary industry in 1991 and has seen many changes in the fiduciary market. Diane has worked for a number of large fiduciary providers and notes that whilst many fiduciary providers from the early 1990s are no longer in existence Crowe Trust Isle of Man Limited has remained and successfully grown for over 35 years.  Diane is an Associate of the Institute of Secretaries and has experience across a wide arrange of fiduciary matters.

Outside of work, Diane has three children, one of which has a passion for tennis, keeping Diane very busy managing this “budding” professional career.

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Andy McLarney

Senior Manager Business Solutions

Andy has over 20 years’ experience as an accountant in the IOM financial sector after moving from the UK in 1994.  Andy gained his accountancy and Audit experience with BDO, he then joined the Whitebridge Group and oversaw the development of the audit, fiduciary and accounting business for over 17 years.  During this time Andy has developed significant advisory experience specifically in trading companies and property investment structures.  Andy joined Crowe Isle of Man LLC in July 2014 as part of the Whitebridge Group Acquisition.  In Andy’s spare time he finds time to play for a local football team.

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Kimberley Moughtin

New Business Development/Marketing Manager
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Pam Harvey

Tax Manager
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Chris Dent

Audit Manager
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Caroline Lyon

Manager Business Solutions
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Karen Irving

Payroll Manager
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Elaine Rudge

Personal Tax Specialist
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Pat Donegan

Manager Crowe Trust Isle of Man Limited
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