Our People

Meet the team at Gerber Landa & Gee.

Directors

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Tom Hughes LLB CA CTA FBRP

Specialisms

  • Auditor and Accountant to owner managed businesses and pension funds
  • Acted as administrator, liquidator and receiver since 1976, including Souvenir Shops at Gateshead Garden Festival
  • Appointed as Judicial Factor in several cases by Law Society of Scotland and in various partnership disputes

Attainments

  • Graduated in Law from Glasgow University
  • Qualified as Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in 1975
  • Became partner in Gerber Landa & Gee in 1976
  • Qualified as an auditor in 1976
  • Qualified as a chartered tax advisor in 1977
  • Worldwide secretary of Jeffreys Henry International, federation of CA Firms
  • Qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 1986
  • Company Secretary to Airline under Chairmanship of Sir Ian McGregor
  • Council member of ICAS from 1993-1999
  • Chairman of North Strathclyde Area Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 1996-1999
  • Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 1996-1999
  • Member of Working Party reviewing future strategy for Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland under Lord Smith of Kelvin from 1997-1998
  • Chairman, Vice Chairman and Finance director of Partick Thistle Football Club from 1997 to 2010
  • Member of Actuarial Professional Appeals Tribunal from 2004 to present
  • Member of Appeals Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 2004 to present
  • Member of the Judicial Panel of the Scottish Football Association appointed in 2012

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Harry Seddon FCCA

Chartered Certified Accountant, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner

Specialisms

  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Personal Insolvency
  • Corporate and Personal Tax
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Judicial Factories

Attainments:

  • Qualified in 1977 and obtained an Insolvency Licence in 1986
  • Admitted as a partner in 1995

Associates

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Fiona Donaldson BSc FCCA

A graduate of St Andrews University Fiona gained experience over a number of years in Public Practice before joining Gerber Landa & Gee in 2002. She qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2003 and was made an Associate of the firm in 2006.

Fiona is part of our audit department responsible for a wide cross section of clients. She specialises in the preparation of statutory accounts for owner-managed businesses and the audit of SMEs and charities. Fiona works closely with clients to assist them in all aspects of their businesses accounting function, to assist them in fulfilling their statutory and regulatory obligations and to offer advice and support where required.


Lorna Gray FCCA

Chartered Accountant

Specialisms

  • Accounts preparation and payroll
  • Audit
  • Charities
  • Corporate and Personal Tax

Attainments

  • Qualified as a ACCA at the age of 22
  • Joined Gerber Landa & Gee in 1987
  • Associate in 1993

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Ian McGougan CA

Chartered Accountant

Specialisms

  • Audit
  • Corporate and Personal Tax
  • Accounts preparation and payroll

Attainments

  • Qualified as a CA at the age of 22
  • Joined Gerber Landa & Gee in 1986

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Darren G Smith BAcc CA

Specialisms:

  • Audit
  • Accounts and preparation of statutory financial statements
  • Management accounts, VAT returns and bookkeeping
  • Corporate and personal taxation

Attainments:

  • Qualified as a CA in 2000
  • Joined Gerber Landa and Gee in 2003
  • Appointed Associate in 2006

Julie Young BA (Hons.) CA CTA

Julie is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with Ernst & Young. After a period working overseas, Julie joined the firm as a Tax Manager in 2001.

Julie is responsible for the tax compliance requirements of many of our clients, particularly in the areas of income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax. She also has considerable experience in tax planning, VAT and Inheritance Tax issues, tax matters arising from business and corporate sales and purchases and assisting clients with HMRC enquiries and investigations.