Though from a farming family I turned to the City to train as a Chartered Accountant after gaining a degree in Monetary Economics. My period during Articles and subsequent years at Ernst & Young concentrated on the subject of auditing international and national companies, often publicly listed provided a perfect platform to qualify as an auditor and the associated taxation experience together with exposure to Internal Control Systems, could not have been bettered or more appropriate to undertake a career in the profession. The years in the City were followed by a partnership in the provincial professional practice of Finn- Kelcey & Chapman Which merged with Wilkins Kennedy in 2008. Now acting as a Consultant to my own client portfolio and as a representative to other local Chartered Accountant practices in the County. I attend professional educational update courses to keep my accreditation with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, with the subjects covering auditing, accountancy and taxation and number 10/11 sessions annually. I hold a number of Trusteeships including The Canterbury Festival, The National Fruit Show in addition to those on behalf of individuals and families. My hobbies include countryside pursuits and being a keen member of The National Trust.