As an audit partner since 1990, I’ve had an enjoyably varied career. I was head of our UK assurance practice for seven years before moving to my current leadership role, which I’ve held since 2008. I also represented Grant Thornton internationally on audit and public policy matters through the Global Public Policy Committee, which comprises senior partners of the world's six largest audit networks, and which chaired for two years until 2014. Prior to that, I was focused on client service as the managing partner of the West London and, later, the London Gatwick offices.
In 2010, I accepted an invitation to join the working group to establish the International Integrated Reporting Committee to drive globally recognised standards for sustainability reporting. In the same year I was proud to win the Accountancy Age Awards 2010 Personality of the Year.
My client portfolio includes a number of FTSE 250 full list and AIM-quoted clients, international groups with listings in Germany, France and the US, and larger entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses. And I offer sector expertise in business support services, real estate and construction, and technology.
Away from the office, I play golf (very badly) and run (not quite so badly). I enjoy watching and playing most forms of sport, and going to the theatre, cinema, ballet and opera.