Having spent most of my twenties pursuing research into high temperature superconductors, the arrival of my daughter brought me to by senses and I trained to become a Chartered Accountant in tax. My early years were spent in the Energy sector – I was involved in some fascinating projects including advising clients on the emergence of new tax regimes in former republics of the Soviet Union, and supply chain management of large oil companies.
I now lead the provision of Stamp Taxes advice for my firm, a role which puts me in touch with many colleagues and a broad spectrum of clients. Although my work is to some extent niche, I take a broad based advisory approach bringing all relevant tax and commercial factors together. I love the variety of circumstances that I encounter, and I thrive on the challenge of generating practical, commercial solutions to ensure that our clients are able to perform their property and business transactions in a simple and tax efficient way.
Outside work, I am now completely addicted to badminton (although if you watched me you might question why) and I love to switch off and get away from it all by making regular visits to walk up fells in the Lake District and enjoy the peace, solitude and beauty of that wonderful corner of England.
ACA (Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
CTA (Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation)