Prior to joining the university in 2003, I had spent over 30 years in industry and commerce, initially in accounting roles such as group internal auditor and subsequently divisional accountant for a listed national group of motor dealers and later as finance director of a group of companies in the waste management services sector, which I floated on the London Stock Exchange. Following that, I worked as a business valuation consultant on a variety of projects covering merger and acquisition work, valuations for tax purposes, shareholder disputes and damages claims and was also appointed as joint independent expert in legal disputes requiring share and business valuations.
Administrative roles have involved course management, design and validation on postgraduate programmes in accounting and finance. I have also been an external examiner at Birmingham City University, Solent University and Arden University.
My primary research interests are in the area of company valuation, corporate fraud, and financial stability in the third sector. I was closely involved, from inception, with the delivery and management of the annual Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, which is held in conjunction with the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University. Additionally, I have delivered external talks and courses on such topics as forensic accounting techniques and mergers and acquisitions.