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. I now act as a Consultant to my own client portfolio and as a representative to other local Chartered Accountant practices in the County. A fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and as a registered member and a former senior partner in Finn Kelsey Chapman, as well as Wilkins Kennedy and now a consultant with a practicing certificate, the position of Finance Director dovetails well. 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.