Executive Committee

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Chief Executive Officer

Frederik has been Chief Executive Officer since March 2015 having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of TMF Group since June 2011. He joined Equity Trust in 1994 and was centrally involved in the company’s expansion, both organically and through acquisition, playing a vital role in its development and success. He served as CEO of Equity Trust’s Asia Pacific region, and subsequently as Deputy CEO at a global level, before being appointed to the CEO role in September 2009. Frederik has an extensive background and career in international financial and business planning, spanning more than 20 years. Frederik van Tuyll is a member of the board of the top holding company of TMF Group.


Chief Financial Officer

Gordon joined TMF Group in April 2012 and is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Group. He brings significant outsourcing industry experience, and has worked in both private equity-backed and publicly-quoted businesses. He is also a non-exec director and chair of the audit committee of Sepura plc. Most recently Gordon was CFO and Head of Offshore Operations at Alexander Mann Solutions, the global leader in recruitment process outsourcing. His previous roles have included Group Finance Director at both Xansa plc and London Bridge Software plc, as well as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the audit committee at Intec Telecom Systems plc. Gordon graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, with a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – FCA. Gordon Stuart is a member of the board of the top holding company of TMF Group.


Chief Operating Officer

Dan was appointed COO in January 2015 and has transitioned out of his role as Head of EMEA, which he was appointed in July 2011. Before joining TMF Group, Dan was a Partner at Barcelona-based International Corporate Management Expertise, s.l., a successful business he launched in 1993 dedicated to assisting foreign investors. After selling his business to TMF Group in 1999, Dan stayed with the firm, taking on responsibility for growing its Spanish presence. He was promoted to Regional Director of Western Europe in 2010, and assumed the role as Head of EMEA following the 2011 merger between TMF Group and Equity Trust. Dan has held various other roles over his career, mostly in Barcelona, in areas such as general management, corporate finance advisory and investment fund administration. He studied at Nijenrode (The Netherlands School of Business) for a Bachelor in Business Administration, and also attended Georgetown University, where he took a Masters in Business Administration, and the University of Barcelona where he was a postgraduate in International Taxation. Dan Kragt is a member of the board of the top holding company of TMF Group.

Chief Information Officer

Jonathan has over 20 years' experience in the field of complex IT and a strong track record in the Financial Services sector. He began his career as an IT consultant with PwC, and after a period with Accenture spent three years as Global Head of Client Data at UBS. He became Head of Regulatory IT at Barclays and then Head of IT for Barclaycard in the United Kingdom. He joined TMF Group in February 2012, and his experience is vital to the continuous development of TMF Group's world-class IT environment across our global network of offices. 

Global Head of Human Resources

Paul McAvoy joined TMF Group in May 2016, having previously held the post of VP Global Talent Management at IHS. Prior to that, he held senior level roles at Equant, NatWest Markets, Anderson Consulting and Mobil Oil Company.

Global Head of TMF Service Lines

Deborah joined TMF Group in 2013 as Global Head of HR & Payroll, bringing with her over 25 years expertise in this sector. During her 20 years’ service at Ceridian she managed its outsourced payroll business and professional services teams, specialising in consultancy and transition services. She has created, modernised, restructured and standardised HR business processes worldwide, streamlining operational delivery for single and multiple clients. Her extensive experience also includes managing a mobility and global assignment business and acting as both a stakeholder and executive sponsor of large HR transformation projects. In December 2016, Deborah became Global Head of TMF Service Lines, bringing her expert understanding of the outsourcing industry, business change and service excellence to the full breadth of TMF Group’s product and service offering.

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