Gurveer Birdi

Group Tax Manager for International Personal Finance plc and Photography Business Owner.

Class of: 2004

Gurveer studied A Levels in Maths with Mechanics, Physics and Economics from 2002 – 2004.

After Greenhead College, Gurveer initially began studying at Loughborough University, but realised that University wasn’t right for him. He secured a non-graduate role at Ernst & Young LLP based in Leeds where he achieved his first set of Tax Advisory qualifications.

Since then Gurveer has worked for various organisations including the Virgin Group in London, KPMG in Leeds (with a brief stint in Vietnam), and now for International Personal Finance plc in Leeds. He also continued with his qualifications and is now a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His current role of Group Tax Manager involves looking after the group’s UK tax compliance and financial reporting, being responsible for a range of tax governance matters, and working on a number of projects with various departments within the group. 

Other Endeavours

Gurveer also runs his own photography business, specialising in all types of people photography and is also a Governor at Greenhead College serving on the Audit & Risk Committee.

Commenting on his time at Greenhead College, Gurveer said:

“I really struggled in my first year at Greenhead and didn’t achieve the grades I wanted. The staff at Greenhead pulled me back on course and gave me the support and framework I needed to turn my grades around. I’ll always remember and be grateful for the help & guidance the Greenhead staff gave me.”