1. Our people
  2. Business support

Our people

You’ll find us different to other R&D tax credit advisers. We’re chartered and we combine specialist R&D tax credit knowledge with real passion, enthusiasm and energy for helping innovative businesses grow.

Our team is 140+ strong and is made up of chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, lawyers, sector specialists, former HMRC inspectors and quality assurance experts.

  • Leanne Davy

    Director

    • Legal counsel for ForrestBrown supporting HR, data protection, compliance and contracts.
    • A qualified and experienced solicitor.
    • Specialised in legal disputes, company, and employment law.
    Leanne Davy associate director
  • Andy Yeo ACMA

    Finance Director

    • CIMA qualified accountant.
    • Models our future business growth.
    • Experience in legal, healthcare & recruitment sectors and helping prepare owner-managed businesses for sale.
    Andy Yeo, Finance Director at ForrestBrown
  • Kath Burgess-Gould MBA

    Associate Director

    • Leads our compliance team – helping our teams embed integrated compliance
    • Formerly financial crime control officer at major UK bank
    • As a research chemist, generated two European Patents for BP
    Kath Burgess-Gould
  • John McGhee CTA

    Associate Director

    • Part of our people team, playing an invaluable role in supporting and developing our staff, and championing wellbeing.
    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA) with 20+ years' experience in the industry.
    John McGhee associate director
  • Kat Jones Assoc CIPD MSc

    Senior HR Manager

    • Experienced HR professional with broad people-related responsibilities across the business.
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
    • Studying to become an occupational psychologist.
    Kat Jones HR Manager
  • Laura Kidd

    Senior Operations Manager

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

    Senior Delivery Manager

    • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certified.
    • Process optimisation expert helping deliver complex technical projects across the business.
    Natalie Watts
  • Diana Britton ACA

    Finance Manager

    • Responsible for the preparation of management accounts and weekly reporting to directors.
    • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA).
    • More than 7 years' accounting experience in practice.
    Diana Britton
  • Ryan Davy

    Office Manager

    • Ensures our offices are great places to visit and work, for both clients and staff.
    • Background in relationship management.
    Ryan Davy ForrestBrown
  • Katy Nelson

    Data Architect

    • Responsible for our data processing, analytics and reporting
    • Advises on our data quality and compliance
    • Degree in maths with experience in computer programming and business intelligence
    Katy Nelson
  • Sarah Rogers

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    • Helps us achieve our ambitious growth plans by hiring the best people to become ForrestBrowners.
    • Experienced in-house recruiter with a track-record of supporting growth in professional services firms.
    Sarah Rogers ForrestBrown
  • Kerry Young Assoc CIPD

    HR Manager

    • Helps our team members thrive at ForrestBrown
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
    • Extensive background in working with FTSE 100 clients in operations and client service
    Kerry Young office manager
  • Corrie Anthoney

    Operations Consultant

    • Expert in analytics to provide insights to the business and clients.
    • Construction project management background.
    Corrie Anthoney - Operations associate
  • Lucy Hazzell

    Operations Associate

    • Focusing on workflow monitoring, risk analysis, reporting and project management.
    • Formerly worked at the Big Four in global mobility.
    • Operational risk and reporting expert.
    Lucy Hazzell - operations associate
  • Joe Jones

    Operations Associate

    • Supports our teams with their processes and managing workflow.
    • University of Northumbria international business studies graduate.
    • Expert in production of management analytics.
    Joe Jones
  • Portia McKenzie MAAT

    Finance Assistant

    • Part of our finance team working with clients, suppliers and internal teams to achieve our goals.
    • Qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT).
    Portia McKenzie - Finance Assistant
  • Emma Morgan

    Credit Controller

    • Working in the finance team to support the growth of our business.
    • Experienced office administrator with a background in IT and telecoms.
    Emma Morgan administrator
  • Hannah Morris

    Operations Associate

    • Contributes to smooth running of service delivery.
    • King's College London physiology graduate.
    • Professional services background.
    Hannah Morris ForrestBrown
  • Stephanie Oxenham

    Talent and Development Associate

    • Focused on recruiting for our tax associate programme and building our learning and development programme.
    • Experienced working in-house and agency-side recruitment.
    Stephanie Oxenham ForrestBrown
  • Marita Slon

    Operations Associate

    • Expert in process analysis and improvement.
    • State University of New York fine art graduate.
    • Background in education.
    Marita Slon ForrestBrown
  • Adam Smith

    Compliance Associate

    • Studying towards International Compliance Association qualification
    • Experienced in legal and regulatory compliance
    • Insurance underwriting background
    Adam Smith
  • Stephen McNamara MSci

    Data associate

    • Masters in geography with quantitative research methods.
    • Supports our teams with establishing frameworks to use data for business intelligence.
    Stephen McNamara - data analyst
  • Doroteya Vasileva

    Administrator

    • Provides admin support to our teams including taking care of national and international logistics for travelling colleagues.
    • Gained excellent client service experience working as a hotel receptionist.
    Doroteya Vasileva
  • Alexandra Waldock

    Administrator

    • Provides admin and PA support to our teams helping us to deliver consistently excellent client service.
    • Background in creative events management.

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.