I am delighted to be business unit leader for London audit and tax; this new leadership role means I spend a lot of time in London. It is a change from my previous role as regional managing partner for the central region where my time was split between client work and spending time in the business across our six offices in the region. My client work takes me around the country as I have a strong industry group rather than geographic focus.

I'm always keen to take the opportunity to get out to see businesses in action because that's what gives the opportunity to add real value, both internally and externally.

Outside of work, I am passionate about most sports. The passage of time demands that passion is more and more fulfilled by spectating rather than playing, although watching my children playing gives me the chance to run the line at football, umpire at cricket and try to pass on many years of experience in coaching generally.