OUR PEOPLE

Our people are our greatest strength

Meet the people working at Regan van Rooy, a boutique international tax and structuring firm. Regan van Rooy is focused on working with your business to deliver rapid, pragmatic results. Contact our team members below here.

Our team is specialised in each of our service offering areas and allows us to work with your business to deliver rapid, pragmatic results in our specialist areas. We focus on giving answers, not just opinions, based on your unique business situation and drivers – one size does not fit all. Read more about what Regan van Rooy does here. We leverage our deep experience across the African continent to deliver value and find solutions. Our team works across Johannesburg, Dublin, Cape Town, and Mauritius, and we work with a hand-picked network of advisors and sister firms across Africa.

We work in international tax and structuring, tax advisory, transfer pricing, and we offer tax locum services.

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International Tax

Caoilfhionn van der Walt

MA, MSc, CA (ICAEW), H Dip (International Tax)

Caoilfhionn has over 20 years of international tax experience in London and across Africa. Caoilfhionn started her career in the international tax team of at Arthur Andersen, London, and thereafter at Deloitte London. She moved to South Africa in 2006, where she was the head of international tax at the Sasol group for nine years, and a part-time and guest lecturer in international tax at the University of Johannesburg. Caoilfhionn now heads up the Mauritian office of Regan van Rooy.

Laura McCarrick

BComm, FCA

Laura is a Fellow of the Irish Institute Of Chartered Accountants having qualified with KPMG Dublin where she provided advisory services to a range of Irish, UK and international corporation and income tax clients. She has also worked in investments with CLO manager Harbourmaster Capital (since acquired by the Blackstone Group) sourcing assets, primarily UK and European leveraged loans for the CLOs. Laura has an Honours Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Leon Newman

CA(SA), H Dip (Tax), H Dip (International Tax)

Leon is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Higher Diploma in Tax Law and a Higher Diploma in International Tax. Leon has 26 years of experience in tax, including 14 years as a partner at Deloitte South Africa. His experience covers both corporate and international tax and Leon has particular expertise in transactional tax, including mergers and acquisitions.

Naledi Ntondini

Bcom Financial Account, Bcom (Hons) Taxation

Naledi has a Bcom in Financial Accounting and an Honours degree in Taxation and is currently completing her Masters in Taxation. Naledi started her career in international tax and transfer pricing at PwC Johannesburg before joining Regan van Rooy in 2021. She is experienced in all aspects of international tax, including controlled foreign companies, place of effective management and permanent establishments.

Rebecca James

LLB, BCom, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

Rebecca is a legal practitioner admitted to practice in Australia with a background in commercial and government law. Rebecca commenced her legal career at Herbert Smith Freehills in Perth, later joining Bradley Allen Love after relocating to Canberra. In 2011 Rebecca commenced as an in-house lawyer for the Australian Government advising on a broad range of corporate/commercial legal matters. Rebecca has a keen interest in international tax – particularly cross-border structuring, transfer pricing and tax policy – and is currently studying her Masters of Tax at UNSW in Australia.

Serushka Moodley

BCom, BCom (Hons) Taxation

Serushka has a B Com in Financial Sciences and an Honours degree in Taxation. Serushka started her career in international tax at Deloitte Johannesburg before joining Regan van Rooy in 2021. Her experience includes advising on structuring, permanent establishment risks, application of double tax agreements, withholding tax and recapitalisations.

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Tanya van Schalkwyk

BCom Financial Management, BCom (Hons) Taxation, MCom Taxation, Tax Advisor SA

Tanya is an experienced international tax professional and a registered Tax Advisor with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals. She completed her articles at EY Johannesburg in 2015 and was an Assistant Manager in their People Advisory Services department, whereafter she joined Bravura in 2018 as part of their Structured Solutions team. She has experience in expatriate mobility, ultra high net worth estate planning, structuring of cross-border holdings and share incentive schemes.

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Vanessa Turnbull-Kemp

BCom (Tax)(Hons)., H Dip (Tax)

Vanessa is an international tax specialist with over 10 years of experience in international tax. Vanessa has an Honours degree in Tax along with an HDip in Tax law. Vanessa has spent the majority of her career with Big Four accounting firms along with time at National Treasury in their tax policy division and as part of a group tax team at a multinational corporation. Vanessa is passionate about tax, in particular, international tax and cross border tax issues.

Transfer Pricing

Cabrini McCarrick

BSc Hons, Solicitor (Law Society Of Ireland), CA (ICAEW)

Cabrini has over 12 years of transfer pricing and tax experience in London and across Africa. Cabrini qualified as a lawyer and then began her tax career in the transfer pricing team at Deloitte, London, and thereafter at Deloitte, South Africa. She has worked for major international companies, on all aspects of transfer pricing including design, documentation and dispute resolution. Cabrini now heads up the Regan van Rooy Transfer Pricing team.

Marike Rabie

B Com, LLB cum laude, Econ (Hons), H Dip (Tax)

Marike has a background in Economics, Tax and Law, and specialises in Transfer Pricing. After an internship in Competition Economics, she joined KPMG’s transfer pricing team in Cape Town, where she consulted to various multi-national enterprises. She has since performed an in-house transfer pricing lead role at a large multi-national. She focusses on transfer pricing matters, including the preparation of group-wide documentation, transfer pricing planning, audits from revenue authorities, implementation of transfer pricing infrastructure in companies etc.

Steven Castillo

Bach. Economics, MBA

Steven is an Economist with extensive international experience as a Transfer Pricing Associate Director, having worked as a transfer pricing advisor in various Big 4 European practices. Notably, Steven has worked in the following countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland. In Europe he has been consulted by large investment funds, banks and financial institutions on how to price complex intercompany financial services transactions. Steven has also advised multinational companies on the arm’s length nature of their transfer pricing policies as well as about their transfer pricing documentation obligations.

Employee Taxes

Indirect Tax

Customs

Cinzia De Risi

BCom (Law) (cum laude), BCom Hons (Economics), Master (Tax)

Cinzia has over 20 years of experience in employees' tax and global mobility. She started her career at PwC Johannesburg before moving to EY, also in Johannesburg, where she became a partner in 2015, leading the Human Capital tax division for the African practice. She is passionate about advising multinational companies and their mobile employees to optimise their mobility programmes and people tax matters.
Over the years she has combined her deep technical knowledge in international personal tax with her firm belief in practical client centric solutions to provide comprehensive multi-jurisdictional solutions.

Di Hurworth

BA LLB, LLM, H Dip Tax

Di is an admitted attorney, with over 25 years of tax experience. After completing her legal articles with Francis Thompson and Aspden in Cape Town, Di joined the KPMG tax department in 1991, and was admitted as a partner in 2001. During her eighteen years as partner, Di headed up the VAT division in Cape Town. She has extensive experience in VAT and has advised both local and international clients on the VAT implications of cross border as well as domestic transactions, across a spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, shipping, mining, retail and financial services. She also has Namibian direct and indirect tax experience.

Wian de Bruyn

Registered Master Customs Practitioner (SAIT), BCom, Hons, MCom. Certificate in International Freight Management and Administration for Importers and Exporters

Wian is a customs and international trade specialist and a registered Master Customs Practitioner. He started his career at the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, specifically at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa. He then joined EY Johannesburg where he founded the Customs and Excise services line. After EY, Wian spent 13 years in the Deloitte Customs and Global Trade team in Johannesburg as an Associate Director. Wian specialises in customs tariff investigations, applications for reduction, increase of the customs duty, rebate provisions and the creation of new tariff subheadings. He consults on customs registrations, customs valuations, tariff classifications, transfer price adjustments and conducts supply chain analysis to identify import/export compliance issues and customs duty savings opportunities.

Independent Technical Review

Professor Deborah Tickle

CA(SA), Master Tax Practitioner; Adj. Ass. Professor Tax Masters University of Cape Town, Davis Tax Committee Member

Barry Ger

Barry Ger

Attorney of High Court of South Africa; B. Business Science (UCT); LLB (UCT), B. Com (Honours) (Taxation) (UCT); Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (Chartered Institute of Taxation – United Kingdom)

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