I started my career within accountancy in 1974, working as an Articled Clerk until I qualified in 1976 and moved to a small company that is now part of BDO.
Following two years as a lecturer at one of the leading private sector accountancy tutors I spent time at an accountancy company before moving to a professional services business as Managing Director for ten years. Following the sale of my stake in the business, I worked with Tony Hurley at Fairmount Group plc as well as Brown Shipley Private Bank before joining him when he established Hurley Partners in 2013. The company was subsequently acquired by Mattioli Woods in March 2020.
With over 30 years’ experience in brand, communications, development and strategy within the financial and professional services sector, I am a Business Development Director at Mattioli Woods. I am responsible for the strategy of developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with professional intermediaries, including accountants and solicitors; managing key sponsorships and other strategies. I also work with the Marketing team on a project-by-project basis.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I am married and spend lots of my time acting as an unpaid taxi driver to my daughter. My wife and I are keen supporters of National Hunt racing and have owned our own horses in the past. In my free time I look after three acres of garden and small-holding. I enjoy watching most sports and I play golf.