As Managing Partner, I have responsibility for the strategic development of the firm. I work with my fellow Partners to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent client service, attract and retain the best people and achieve growth for Ellacotts.
I also lead the Corporate Services department, and my client portfolio involves working with the firm’s larger corporate and non-corporate clients, many of who are part of international groups. I have extensive experience in providing auditing, accounting and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, principally dealing with owner-managed businesses.
I started my career at a Big Four firm where I spent over 10 years working with some of the UK’s largest companies, before moving to a mid-tier firm and then joining Ellacotts as a Partner in 2011.
I am actively involved with the firm’s membership of the UK200 Group, the UK’s leading association of quality assured professionals. I am a member of the Membership Services Committee, and I am also the Chair of the International Panel, an expert panel whose members provide niche services to international clients. In conjunction with this role, I represent Ellacotts and the UK200 Group at IAPA, an international association of accountants of which we are also active and long standing members.
I have spoken frequently at conferences and seminars, often overseas covering a broad range of topics from inward investment to the UK, to international auditing standards. In recent years this has included presenting at conferences in the UK and overseas locations such as Brazil, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and Brussels.
I have lived and worked in France for over 3 years and continue to be an active Francophile, working with many French businesses, spending most holidays there, and of course drinking the wine!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my young family and trying to stay in some sort of shape by running. I have taken part in various events and was particularly pleased to have recently completed (albeit slowly!) my first marathon.