Colin graduated from Wye College (now part of Imperial College), University of London, with an honours degree in Animal Science. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant in the City of London and qualified in 1991.
Colin joined our London office in October 2002 and became a partner in 2006. Colin works primarily on larger audit assignments, particularly where there is an international aspect to the assignment, dealing with companies operating in the US, Europe, China and South America working with audit teams in the local jurisdictions. He has more than 25 years experience of managing audit assignments of varying sizes in a number of sectors, including large property investment groups, High-Tech companies, AIM listed companies, and non-listed SMEs.
Colin has worked on various due diligence investigations for acquisitions, MBOs and IPOs. He has also conducted independent business reviews on clients’ financial operations. Some of the business sectors he has been involved with include technology, logistics, shipping, market research, and property.
Colin is the lead partner developing a focused and dedicated UK-US International Business Desk within the London office.
Colin chairs the National Talent Management Group for the UK, focusing on the strategic goals of attracting, training and retaining the best people.
Colin is also actively involved with the Quoted Companies Alliance, has been the Deputy Chairman of their Corporate Governance Expert Group since 2014, and has developed the jointly branded QCA/UHY Corporate Governance Behaviour review reports. Colin led the working group to revise the QCA’s Audit Committee Guide for small and mid-sized quoted companies in late 2014.
Until recently, Colin chaired the Training and Education Working Group for UHY International, responsible for addressing training and education matters for the global network.
In the Autumn of 2005, Colin attended the annual UHY Forum for leading senior managers within the UHY International network. Colin was awarded the UHY Forum Award by the business school professors leading the course.