I joined the firm in 1976 after gaining a BA in Modern History from Oxford University. I became a Partner in the Assurance Practice in 1988.
I became PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Chief Accountant on 1 July this year. This role includes responsiblity for managing the provision of IFRS accounting advice for use by PwC Firms and their client teams (via our Global Accounting Consulting Services network). The Global Chief Accountant is also the arbiter for the PwC network of firms on IFRS technical views.
My previous roles at PwC focused primarily on bank auditing and accounting. My current clients include Lloyds Banking Group and the Euroclear Group. Previous audit clients include Bank of Ireland, Britannia Building Society, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, the Bank of England and Nomura.
I have carried out a wide variety of advisory work for banks including advising on corporate governance, high level controls, regulatory compliance issues and international accounting standards. I am a regular speaker on bank accounting and regulatory issues and have led a number of investigations for banking regulators.