About Rachel de Souza

Rachel de Souza is a private tax client partner based in our London office. She has over 25 years’ experience in private client tax planning, advising on a wide range of issues including non-domiciles, offshore structures, cross-border UK domiciled tax and international pension plans. Rachel is an experienced presenter on topics related to her areas of specialism.

Rachel joined RSM in November 2016 from The Royal Bank of Canada where she was joint head of the London private client tax team. Prior to this Rachel spent 12 years with PWC. Her interest in advising international private clients began early in her career when she did her first overseas secondment in the mid-1990s. She gained further international experience in the early 2000s when she worked in PWC’s Geneva office.

Asked what motivates her in her working life, Rachel said:

I love the variety that my work brings – each client is unique and applying the tax rules to their real-life issues makes my working life challenging and interesting.

Rachel’s home life is busy with a husband, a school age child and a puppy. Lockdown has opened up new interests for her, such as sewing and crosswords, but she remains a socialite at heart and is keen to reconnect with family and friends over a glass of wine soon.

Rachel’s RSM timeline:

  • 2021: Citywealth Gold Award for Women of the Year Leadership in Professional services
  • 2021: became co-lead of RSM’s International Private Client Group
  • 2020: co-created and co-host of RSM's 'Tax in 10' podcast
  • 2018, 2019: Citywealth Bronze Award for Women of the Year Leadership in Professional services
  • 2016: became Partner

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