Melanie Frean International Business Centre Director London +44 (0)20 7865 2823

As our International Business Centre director I promote and facilitate how our people work with colleagues across the globe to deliver excellent service to our clients wherever they may be in the world. Working with member firms in over 135 countries, I pride myself on being an expert in cross-border assignments, celebrating cultural differences and promoting a global mindset among our people.

During my career here, I have always worked with international clients from my early years in audit and then during eight years as a nominated adviser working closely with international companies quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. I have also had the opportunity to live and work in both Australia and Hong Kong during my career.

As a business owner (outside of the firm) I understand the motivations and issues that shareholders and directors experience and this has enhanced my ability to relate to our firm’s clients. My passion for helping companies grow their businesses and build enduring relationships is at the core of what I do every day.

Whether you are a UK business looking to expand abroad or a business currently based overseas looking to enter the UK market then I would be delighted to introduce you to the right team of people to best support you and your aspirations.

Outside of work, my restaurant business is hugely important to me. This passion for creative, delicious food and drink inspires a lot of my travels. I enjoy seeking out both the traditional and more innovative restaurants and food pop-ups when I travel for business or leisure.

Qualifications
  • FCCA (Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountants)

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