Anthony Pitcher TEP and Amanda Simmonds TEP re-elected as Deputy Chairs of STEP

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Anthony (Tony) Pitcher TEP, of STEP Jersey, and Amanda Simmonds TEP, of STEP Yorkshire, have been re-elected as Deputy Chairs of STEP’s worldwide Board for a further term of 12 months from 1 January, having already served as Deputies in 2021.

Tony is Chairman of the Jersey Board at LGL Group, and former Chair of STEP Jersey. He qualified as a chartered accountant with a big four firm, before becoming a full equity partner. He is a former steering committee member of STEP’s International Client Special Interest Group and a member of STEP’s worldwide Council.

Amanda Simmonds is Senior Associate Solicitor at Lupton Fawcett in Leeds, UK. She is Deputy Chair of STEP’s Professional Standards Committee and has been a member of the STEP Yorkshire branch committee for 15 years, having served as Chairman of the branch for four years until June 2014. From September 2013 to the end of 2017, Amanda was co-opted on to STEP’s Business Families Special Interest Group Steering Committee and still organises seminar events on behalf of the SIG in the North of England.

Mark Walley, Chief Executive of STEP, said: ‘We are very grateful to Tony and Amanda for their continuing commitment to STEP’s work. Their expertise and support is vital in enabling us to deliver on our ambitious strategy.

‘I know both Amanda and Tony are grateful for this opportunity, and would want to thank their Board and Council colleagues for the trust they have placed in them. I look forward to working with Tony, Amanda and the wider Board during the year ahead.’

STEP’s worldwide Board of Directors is responsible for the high-level strategic direction of the Society. Board members have legal authority and responsibility for the organisation and are elected by members of STEP’s worldwide Council.