1. Our people
  2. Business support

Our people

ForrestBrown’s team offers specialist technical expertise. We’re chartered and combine specialist R&D tax credit knowledge with real passion, enthusiasm and energy for helping innovative businesses grow. Our team is 130+ strong and comprises chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, lawyers, sector specialists, former HMRC inspectors and quality assurance experts.
  • Leanne Davy LLB


    • Leads the people team at ForrestBrown
    • Responsible for people strategy, including recruitment, training and HR
    • Qualified and experienced solicitor.
    Leanne Davy
  • Andy Yeo ACMA

    Finance Director

    • CIMA qualified accountant.
    • Experienced finance professional with background in developing small, fast-growth businesses.
    Andy Yeo, Finance Director at ForrestBrown
  • Kat Jones Assoc CIPD MSc

    Associate Director

    • Experienced HR professional 
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
    • NLP practitioner
    Kat Jones HR Manager
  • John McGhee CTA

    Associate Director

    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA) 
    • More than 25 years’ tax experience
    • Wellbeing lead
    John McGhee associate director
  • Natalie Watts

    Associate Director

    • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certified
    • Process optimisation expert
    • Studied Political Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Natalie Watts
  • Laura Kidd

    Senior Operations Manager

    • Operations team lead
    • Insurance and professional services background
    • Cardiff University criminology and social policy graduate
    Laura Kidd
  • Sarah Rogers

    Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

    • Responsible for ForrestBrown’s team growth
    • Helps us hire the best people
    • Experienced in-house recruiter
    Sarah Rogers ForrestBrown
  • Kerry Young Assoc CIPD

    Senior HR Manager

    • Helps our team members thrive
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
    • Extensive operations background with FTSE 100 clients
    Kerry Young office manager
  • Diana Britton ACA

    Finance Manager

    • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA)
    • Ten years of accounting experience
    • First-class honours degree in Accounting and Finance
    Diana Britton
  • Ryan Davy

    Office Manager

    • Makes our offices great places to both visit and work
    • Health and safety lead
    • Staff, supplier and client liaison
    Ryan Davy ForrestBrown
  • Stephanie Oxenham Assoc. CIPD

    Talent and Development Consultant

    • Focused on recruiting for our tax associate programme
    • Experience working in-house and agency-side for recruiters
    • Mental Health First Aid Champion
    Stephanie Oxenham ForrestBrown
  • Lucy Hazzell

    Operations Associate

    • Complex claim management
    • Formerly worked at the Big Four in global mobility
    • Operational risk and reporting expert
    Lucy Hazzell - operations associate
  • Joe Jones

    Operations Associate

    • Expert in production of management analytics
    • Supports our teams with their processes and managing workflow
    • Studied International Business Studies at the University of Northumbria
    Joe Jones
  • Portia McKenzie MAAT

    Finance Assistant

    • Efficient processing of client benefits
    • Qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)
    • Worked with a number of Bristol-based companies
    Portia McKenzie - Finance Assistant
  • Emma Morgan

    Credit Controller

    • Works in the finance team 
    • Seasoned office administrator 
    • Experience with SMEs and a large corporation
    Emma Morgan administrator
  • Marita Slon

    Operations Associate

    • Expert in process analysis and improvement
    • Studied Fine Art at the State University of New York 
    • Background in education
    Marita Slon ForrestBrown
  • Adam Smith

    Compliance Associate

    • Qualified with the International Compliance Association
    • Experienced in legal and regulatory compliance
    • Cert CII qualification
    Adam Smith
  • Doroteya Vasileva


    • Provides admin support to our teams
    • Experienced in client service
    • Assists with premises management
    Doroteya Vasileva
  • Alexandra Waldock

    Administrator & PA

    • Provides admin and PA support to our teams
    • Key support for the advisory practice
    • Designated first aider

Want to work for us?

We’re ForrestBrown, and we were ranked in The Sunday Times best small companies to work for in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Regionally, we were ranked number one across all companies to work for in the South West in 2018. Everyone at ForrestBrown is valued for who they are as well as what they can do. We all share a common purpose: to help innovative businesses grow. If you’re thinking “where next?”, we’d love to hear from you.

The QA team

Find out how we can help you

If you have questions about your eligibility for R&D tax credits, or how much they might be worth to your business, get in touch with our team.