David Yates is a senior manager in our International Tax team and he's on secondment in Qatar helping to build our tax practice in the Middle East
David Yates is a senior manager in our International Tax team. Having spent the past ten years working from London on some of our most complex cross-border assignments, we knew he was the right man for the job when we needed someone to go Qatar to help build our tax practice in the Middle East.
Moving away from the comforts of home, your friends, family and social circle can be daunting. But it’s a challenge relished by [dozens] of our people every year. We have a dedicated Global Mobility team that helps take care of the paperwork – residence permits, driving licences, working visas – so our people can concentrate on settling in and getting down to work.According to David, the logistics quickly become a distant memory: “You soon start to realise all the good points – the opportunity to travel, the sunshine, the varied work, the new responsibilities, new clients. And for me, I had the particular feeling of being part of something exciting as Qatar develops rapidly as a country. It soon starts to feel like home and then you can start to enjoy yourself.”