Desmond graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1977 and began his Chartered Accountancy training with Ernst & Young in Glasgow, Scotland. He became a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1980.
Desmond moved to the Cayman Islands in 1981 and joined Coopers & Lybrand. After leaving Coopers & Lybrand in 1984 Desmond worked in a number of senior positions within the Cayman Islands financial services sector before joining Aston Corporate Managers Ltd (ACML) as a director in 2002.
Since the merger of ACML with Circumference FS (Cayman) Ltd (CFS) Desmond has provided directorship services and accounting services for clients of CFS as well as providing required corporate secretary and administrative services on a daily basis.
Desmond is a member of The Royal Over-Seas League, Rotary and is a Notary Public.