As a member of Grant Thornton's strategic leadership team, my role is head of operations, which consists of managing the day-to-day operations of our business to ensure we operate efficiently, with high quality and develop our talent to their full potential. I also work with a number of clients in our Scottish practice, helping them to unlock their potential for growth and drawing on my 25 years of experience in providing assurance, corporate finance, valuation and general business advice services.
In my management role I collaborate with a team of business leaders to ensure we deliver the firm’s strategy across the UK. My role involves coaching, mentoring, line management and role-modelling our values and behaviours. In my client role I primarily work with mid-sized businesses, both privately held and listed, across a number of sectors.
Until recently, my weekend exercise was dominated by football but age and a few recurring injuries have driven me to cycling instead. I enjoy spending time with my two teenage sons and I’m at my most relaxed when walking my two Labradors along the beach at St Andrews. My wife has Huntington’s disease and so I help Scottish Huntington’s Association with various forms of fundraising.