Keith is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience operating in financial and general management roles across a breadth of industries.
Following audit training and qualification with Price Waterhouse in London, which included a strong financial services grounding, he moved into commercial training to grow his presentation and communication skills. Subsequently moving to Sheffield his experience included internal audit with an international blue chip group before commencing Finance Director roles and a transfer into the SME environment.
He has experience in business turnaround, acquisition and disposals and spent time within the legal sector. This has involved in a broad range of management disciplines encompassing Operations, Compliance, Audit, HR and responsibilities for IT and systems at Director level.
Keith enjoys the challenge of implementing change and streamlining of disciplines to achieve critical objectives. As a lifelong learner having started with Mathematics progressed to Finance and now holding Microsoft qualifications for IT as well as an MBA.
He spent 8 years as Head of Finance within a charity operating across 112 countries and has travelled extensively working on the International Executive to uprate compliance worldwide and lead teams at ground level to ensure funds could flow around the world.
Most recently he worked within a family business preparing for maximising the exit process and subsequently with the acquiring group as a consultant whilst building up a portfolio finance career.
With key strengths in achievement of objectives and maximising potential he enjoys variety, developing excellence and seeing people come alive in the workplace.