As partner with responsibility for the central region, my role is both exciting and diverse. It takes me across the region driving best practice and supporting our teams to achieve their regional and national strategies as well as fulfilling their personal goals. The people development aspect of my role is a particular passion.

I specialise in audit and financial reporting, and have spent more than 20 years providing business advice to mid-corporate companies, which extends beyond the traditional audit role to help them unlock their potential for growth and achieve their strategic goals. My client base includes early-stage companies through to some of the region's largest, well established businesses including clients listed on AIM. The excitement of working with some of the region's best entrepreneurs is a key reason for why I really enjoy what I do.

I lead the central region's business development program and head up our county Limited campaign – a unique insight into the performance of the business community in the county, analysing the financial performance of each county’s leading privately owned companies.

Outside of work I enjoy spending my time at home with my wife and two daughters. And if I'm not working or with my family, you will most likely find me in the gym or reading political history.