Basil joined Peregrine in 1997 and was made a director in 2001. He is responsible for managing a wide portfolio of business clients and has a particular interest in niche technology and internet companies. Basil's main strength lies in gaining an in-depth knowledge of his clients' business before transferring his commercial skills to them. He works with a large and varied client base and has specialist knowledge of tax planning and strategic advice with a well-honed ability to improve profit levels and introduce cost-saving schemes.
Basil attained a Commerce degree at the University of Stellenbosch and then later qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 after completing his training.
In his spare time, Basil enjoys travelling and is passionate about most sports, particularly enjoying football, cricket and rugby. Basil is very active in the Isle of Man community. He is currently the President of the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association and is also a Trustee on the Manx Solidarity Fund which was set up to help the Manx community through the Coronavirus Global Pandemic. Basil has also served as treasurer for several charities, associations and sports clubs.