Over my 30 years at Grant Thornton, I have worked in consultancy, assurance, transaction advisory and corporate finance advisory services . This broad range of experience combined with my commercial background, obtained working in industry in the UK and the US, allows me to be a trusted and all round adviser to my clients.
I have headed up the South Asia Group since 1991, which I founded to provide a full range of services to South Asian companies coming to the UK and UK companies going to South Asia. I also lead the services to our UK-based Asian-owned clients. I am one of the few people in the UK who has 24 years years' of experience of working in the UK India corridor.
I regularly appear on television and print media commenting on the above markets . This has included BBC World News ,CNBC ,Bloomberg and the Financial Times. I have been nominated and won a number of awards and I have also created two thought leadership publications in the India/UK – India Watch and the India meets Britain tracker which are recognised as leading reports by commentators in the sector.
Notable transactions I have been involved in include Tata Motors acquisition of JLR and advising Pizza Express on its re-entry into India. I have also advised numerous Asian entrepreneurs grow their businesses including Cobra Beer, Vitabiotics and Euro Car Parts.
In my spare time I spend time with my wife and daughter and paint. I also act as trustee for two small charities, one focused on promoting Asian theatre and artists.