My teaching is underpinned by a 40-year accounting, finance, corporate development and industrial career, living and working throughout Europe (predominantly the UK, Italy and Germany), North and South America (predominantly Brazil), Australasia (predominantly South Korea) and the Africas.
Career highlights include my appointment as Finance Director of LG Energy (Seoul, South Korea) having led the £250m acquisition by Powergen of a 50:50 JV interest, leading PowerGen's £100m-disposal of its embedded metering business to Siemens of Germany and leading global corporate development activity of Oceanlinx, the world's leading wave energy developer.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1988, spending almost 10 years in the accountancy profession, initially training with KPMG in audit and insolvency and then with EY in corporate advisory services. I have more than 20 years' experience of leading major infrastructure projects (both greenfield development and M&A) in the global energy sector, principally with household names as PowerGen (E.On) and RWE. My industrial and commercial accounting experience was gained just after qualification, with a medium-sized UK-based private company and a small UK-based fully-listed plc.
I also spent more than two years with the UK government between 2012 and 2014, based in Westminster, in a specialist high-profile role, evaluating and executing grant awards for its Regional Growth Fund.
I am a qualified Aerospace Engineer, having served a four-year apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce Aerospace and then worked in aero-engine design for three further years. I am also an MCA-qualified Yachtmaster.
I joined Brunel University in 2020 to continue my lifelong interest in providing best-in-class education to the next generations of professional and commercial accountants, financiers and business leaders.
PhD in Sustainability, King’s College London, December 2019
Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, (FCA), qualified in February 1988
BSc in Managerial and Administrative Studies (Finance and Accounting specialism) Aston University Business School, 1985
HNC in Mechanical Engineering, Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University), 1981
I teach on a variety of Brunel's accountancy modules including 'Accountancy in Business', ‘Ethics in Accountancy’ and 'Forensic Accounting’.