Alastair is one of the firm’s Senior Statutory Auditors, and is responsible for the non-charitable audit work which the firm carries out. These audits vary from small companies where external funders require independent confirmation of the accounts, like Research and Development Companies, up to large groups with turnover in excess of £15m.
He has substantial experience in Independent Fostering Agencies, and was leading advisor on the creation of the first such entity in the UK. Also a founding Trustee of the children’s hospice Demelza House, he has a large number of client companies limited by guarantee, both charitable and non-charitable. Alastair also advises on the sale and purchase of general family companies and fostering agencies.
Alastair is a Chartered Accountant having trained with a top twenty firm of Chartered Accountants in the City of London, and qualified in 1982. In 1984 he decided on a move to Kent, waving goodbye to the daily commute, and in 1985 joined Williams Giles, where he became a partner of the firm in 1987.
Outside work he is a school Governor, and has been Chair of the Finance Committee for ten years. Now that his two children have left university, he is hoping to spend more time travelling with the extra funds that he is now able to keep his hands on! When not travelling he enjoys keeping his large garden under control.