I am a CIPFA qualified accountant and Fellow of the Institute. I joined the firm in 2007 where I have held a number of senior consulting and advisory roles, including five years as head of local government advisory. My main focus is the local government sector and my expertise includes public financial management, service improvement, governance and collaboration.
Before joining, I was a managing consultant within RSM Robson Rhodes public sector advisory practice for five years. Prior to this I spent 12 years in local government holding a number of operational roles, including head of finance of a London Borough. I've also worked previously in the health, criminal justice, central government, non-departmental public body and regeneration sectors.
I have recently taken up a new role in our public services advisory team leading on our engagement with local government and managing key intermediary body relationships, such as SOLACE, CIPFA and the LGA.
Outside work my time is taken up by music, travel, history, current affairs, sport and family.
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