I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with one of the big four accountancy firms in 1990, before working as an audit manager at a firm that specialised in property audits.
I turned my focus to business recovery, and in 1995 qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner while at Harris Lipman (HL). I joined Menzies in 2015 when the two firms merged.
I have a detailed knowledge of dealing with insolvency appointments, including trading administrations, forensic liquidations, Law of Property Act, fixed charge and other receiverships.
I have built up extensive experience of property related insolvencies and also focuses on the more complex insolvency assignments, which require an element of investigation.
I am part of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and graduated with a first class honours degree in accountancy from the London School of Economics.
My first job
Selling end of line stock in the East End of London. The strangest item I had to demonstrate and sell, was a fully-functioning Manneken-Pis (a landmark sculpture found in Brussels).
Most embarrassing work experience
Having to ask members of the British Royal family to pay for their shoes, before being able to return their shoe moulds to them!