With a combined 50 plus years of experience, Gert-Jan Hellemons and Dominic Gormley join PwC Ireland following careers in the industry at GECAS. Both Gert-Jan and Dominic bring deep industry knowledge and technical expertise to the team. In particular, their global tax expertise and direct experience of dealing with airlines on contractual matters will uniquely position PwC to support the industry from a tax perspective.
Gert-Jan worked with GECAS for the last 16 years leading a senior international tax team, and advising GECAS on a broad range of tax matters with a focus on global asset sales and Chinese tax matters. Prior to his time at GECAS, Gert-Jan worked at EY, and throughout his career he's worked in Amsterdam, Chicago and Ireland.
Dominic worked with GECAS for the last 12 years based in Singapore from where he advised GECAS on Asian tax matters, including tax issues arising on GECAS' leases with customers in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Malaysia . Prior to GECAS, Dominic worked in the London, New York, Lisbon and Singapore offices of KPMG.
Yvonne Thompson, PwC Ireland Aviation Finance Leader, commented: "The addition of Gert-Jan’s and Dominic’s unrivalled industry experience further enhances our PwC Ireland Aviation Finance team of over 60 tax professionals. At a time of unprecedented challenges in the aviation industry, they deepen and broaden a tax team, alongside aviation finance advisory colleagues, that continues to evolve both to meet the most pressing industry needs and to navigate our clients into the future. This includes a value-added client experience delivered by subject matter experts across the full spectrum of disciplines including Irish and international tax, VAT, transfer pricing, technology and people. We are absolutely delighted to welcome them on board."