Mr. McDonald serves as an independent director at Calderwood, where he accepts appointments on the boards of investment funds and related structures, advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Mr. McDonald also leads Calderwood’s Special Situations practice which includes out of court solutions in distressed and other circumstances.
Prior to joining Calderwood, Mr. McDonald was the Managing Director of the Cayman Islands’ office of a boutique insolvency and fraud investigation firm. Previous to that, he spent 15 years with KPMG in Canada, the Cayman Islands, London and most recently in the British Virgin Islands where he led KPMG’s advisory practice there, as well as co-managed the office. Over the course of his career, Mr. McDonald has acted as a shareholder or Court appointed fiduciary in respect of hedge funds, banks, insurers, property development companies, shipping companies and manufacturing groups. His appointments have been throughout the Caribbean and have extended into North America, Europe, Hong Kong and China.
Mr. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, INSOL, the Cayman Islands Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is an Accredited Director of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada. He is also a Registered Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association.