I lead the Corporate simplification group and have been a licensed insolvency practitioner for more than 20 years. My role involves providing clients with advice on streamlining their businesses to ensure a leaner, more transparent corporate structure while transferring value through the group and eliminating redundant entities. I also provide support to business owners who are seeking a tax-efficient and cost-effective return of their capital when selling or closing down a business.
I have spent a large part of my career advising on large and complex group restructurings, and have worked full time in a number of overseas jurisdictions including secondments in Asia, Germany and the United States. This has been valuable experience as an increasing number of clients have operations in overseas jurisdictions which they are seeking to rationalise.
On my return from the United States, I was appointed as sector lead for Healthcare Services for the firm with a focus on advising NHS Trusts on Turnaround, Foundation Trust support, due diligence, efficiency reviews and acting as Reporting Accountant for Monitor in respect of NHS Foundation Trust applications.
I now lead the Corporate simplification group at Grant Thornton specialising in solvent restructuring and solvent liquidation work.
Outside of work I am married with a teenage son and spend my time between London and Manchester. I am a keen mid- to long-distance runner – when I can find the time.