I am a director in our public services advisory team and a financial adviser to local authorities, public sector bodies and private sector investors who want to participate in major capital projects across a number of sectors. This includes housing, stadia and student accommodation with the advice spanning many areas including funding, financial modelling and corporate structuring, as well as technical areas such as state aid and accounting. My primary role is to lead on these projects and use the commercial advice provided to enable my clients to make informed decisions and achieve their strategic goals.
On a day to day basis, I lead teams in assembling solutions to complex issues and ensuring that this is communicated to clients in a pragmatic manner which allows them to implement the advice effectively. My experience across a variety of projects, with many different characteristics, has allowed me to bring insight to new situations and help clients to ‘think outside the box’ which is often needed for projects that have feasibility and value for money barriers to overcome.
This thinking was required when supporting a Scottish local authority to raise circa £650 million in 2019 in a challenging funding environment. I am particularly proud of this project as it brought together a large number of stakeholders to deliver the final solution which was successful for all involved.
Outside of work, I am a keen tennis player but also an enthusiast of horse racing and have been fortunate enough to own shares in a number of racehorses in recent years.
- BSc (Hons)
- Business and Finance Professional (BFP), ACA-ICAEW