I am the practice leader for our Bristol and south west offices, the fastest growing business region in the UK, and a well-publicised investment area for Grant Thornton. I lead a team of five partners, 10 directors, and over 200 people all providing high quality advice and service to our clients and to the market place.
My client portfolio and experience sits across multiple sectors from global distribution businesses, to UK focussed support services, and a top 10 UK charity. As engagement lead my objective is always to provide that insight, to support my clients' growth ambitions. To help CEOs to do just this I recently launched our south west 'CEO room', a critical thinking space for business leaders to work on the key strategic, financial and business issues. I put my fluent French language skills to test by working in our Paris office for two years. I keep this skill by coordinating various client and market relationships with our French firm.
I am an elected member of the firm's partnership oversight board. I also chair the firm's risk assurance committee, a sub-committee of our Partnership Oversight Board, as well as being a director of our insurance business.
Beyond work I am married to Joanne with a young son, Alex. Most weekends I can be found on my bike and confess to being a MAMIL, but then again, who isn't these days.