I am a Senior Partner in PwC. I joined Price Waterhouse in 1983, qualified in 1986 and was admitted to partnership in 1995.
My areas of specialisation have included the delivery of audit, assurance and capital market transaction services to larger listed and multi-national companies – and I have acted as Lead and Global Relationship Partner for a number of our firm’s key clients. I have spent time on secondment to our offices in Spain and have worked in many countries internationally.
I set up and led our Audit and Assurance practice looking after our FTSE100/150 clients, have served as the Non-Executive Lead of the firm’s Tax practice, led our firm’s Building Public Trust programme and our Senior Networking Programme. I am Chairman of the UK firm’s China Business Group.
Outside of PwC, I have chaired the Assurance Panel and the Audit and Assurance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), and have been a member of its governing body. I am Chairman of the Audit Quality Forum and am a member of the Advisory Council of the Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project.
Elected as the Alderman of the ward of Lime Street in the City of London in May 2013, I served as one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London in 2015/16 and as the 690th Lord Mayor of London in 2017/18.
I am a member of the Board of Trade, a JP, governor of the Park Side Primary School Academy, Hackney, board member for the Uppingham School Foundation, Ambassador to the Samaritans, Trustee of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and an Advisor to The Mansion House Scholarship Scheme.
Married to Samantha, a veterinary surgeon, we have two daughters, Grace and Charlotte and live in Suffolk although spend the working week in London. Other interests include golf, tennis, art and architecture and country matters – including helping, when allowed, to co-shepherd a small flock of sheep.
Monday, 29th April 2019
9:00am to 9:50am
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ