Jose Julio qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1991. He has been working in practice in Gibraltar ever since and has acquired in-depth knowledge and experience of the local commercial and business environment particularly in the field of financial services. Jose Julio was admitted as an Associate Member of the Institute of Financial Services (Chartered Institute of Bankers) after qualifying in 2006. He was, in 2008 and 2009, President of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants, having also served as Deputy President of the Society in 2006 and 2007. Jose Julio has also been a member of the Society’s Executive and Technical Committees and has served as Chairman of the latter.
Jose Julio was a partner of Baker Tilly Gibraltar since 1999 and, in 2011, became its Chairman. In September 2013 Jose Julio moved to EY to establish its new office in Gibraltar as Country Managing Partner.
What is the Gibraltar Philanthropy Forum and how was it established?
From the outset we sought to establish an International Philanthropy Forum with a Regional Focus for potential donors, philanthropy specialists, decision makers and opinion leaders. In our mission statement we seek to capture the essence of our objectives which are to promote philanthropy, discussions of its key issues and challenges and in so doing raise the profile of Gibraltar as a philanthropy-friendly jurisdiction.
The brain-child of Trino Cruz, one of the co-founders, his vision and enthusiasm for establishing a Gibraltar Philanthropy Forum quickly spread to all of us. As founding members we are all very excited at the prospects and possibilities of this initiative.