Bill has spent more than 30 years in technical training roles within the profession. He joined Baker Tilly as National Training Director in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. He has recently retired as a partner but continues as a consultant lecturing extensively on the firm’s CPD programme. Bill is now trading as a freelance lecturer. He has served on the ICAEW Council and was South East District President in 2007-8.
Rebecca is a lecturer, writer and consultant on a variety of taxes. She lectures extensively throughout the UK to accountants, business people, HMRC and the Treasury. She has worked in practice and industry and has a small accountancy practice in Gloucestershire having an interest in all issues affecting smaller practices and their clients. She is currently chair of the ICAEW Tax Faculty and writes regularly on tax for a range of publications. She has received an award from HMRC for promoting transparency in tax and was awarded the MBE for services to the tax profession in 2012.
Shan is an effective and popular lecturer on the Offa Group’s staff training taxation courses. She joined the tax team at the Mercia Training Group from practice in 1999. She lectures extensively throughout the UK on taxation topics and personal professional development.
John qualified with a small firm and has subsequently been head of Chartergroup the accountancy network and technical partner for Reeves and Neylan, a top 30 firm. He is now a freelance lecturer and consultant and has written and presented the ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty roadshows on International Auditing Standards. He is heavily involved with the Faculty’s work on Ethical Standards of Auditors and also edits Auditing & Reporting and writes technical material for publishers.
Dean has been involved in tax training since 1994 and lectures on a wide variety of tax matters. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1988 and then as an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in 1991. After qualifying Dean spent a number of years in practice, including over five years at partner level enabling him to focus his lecturing on the practical aspects of the issues presented. A founder member of Online Tutors Ltd Dean lectures widely for professional bodies and is an author on the ICAEW Tax Faculty Taxline Tax Planning publication.
Bob is a tax principal with MacIntyre Hudson LLP. After service in the Royal Navy he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. Bob has a wide range of tax knowledge, and is a specialist in a number of industries or niches such as solicitors, farmers and the medical profession. He has a high reputation as a lecturer for various professional bodies. Bob continues to be involved with clients on both a consultancy and portfolio basis.
Peter is a chartered accountant. After qualifying with KPMG in 1993 he spent a number of years in industry. He now spends much of his time delivering training courses on aspects on financial reporting, auditing, company law and practice regulation, principally to accountants working in professional practice and in industry. When not training, Peter spends much of his time carrying out audit file reviews and practice assurance reviews for firms of accountants and advising them on issues of financial reporting and audit methodology. This allows him to bring a practical insight to the courses and lectures that he delivers.
Stephanie is Technical Standards Partner with Francis Clark. Her responsibilities include maintaining and updating quality control procedures for audit, ethics and regulation purposes as well as providing practical problem solving advice. Stephanie presents a variety of audit and financial accounting courses across the country providing technical support and consultancy to individual firms. Stephanie is chair of the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty.
A partner with Mercer & Hole and past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Robert is much in demand on the lecture circuit for his clear and comprehensive presentations. He is one of the country’s leading experts on Capital Gains Tax. For several years he ran the specialist tax and consultancy division of Financial Training before becoming a partner in Adam Broke and Co., which merged with Mercer & Hole in 2001. Robert has written on taxation matters for Sweet and Maxwell and Tolleys Tax and is the author of a Tax Digest for Accountancy Books on Close Company Problems; and one of the original editors of Croners Tax Handbooks.
Giles is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has been involved in UK tax training for over ten years. He has been presenting across various media channels for seven years. Giles started his career with a small firm of accountants and tax advisers, before working as a director of a large professional training company. He has written for a number of publications on various UK tax and business issues including writing PTP’s own monthly publication – Professional Tax Update. Giles entertains and educates professionals several days each week running tax seminars throughout the country. He is also the presenter of of TAXtv and Payroll TV.Giles is a partner of The Professional Training Partnership, Managing Director of PTP Ltd and a director of PTP Interactive Ltd and Absolute Software Ltd. “Giles Mooney is extremely knowledgeable in his subject and is full of practical advice. Extremely amusing speaker.”
Having started her career with a top 10 firm providing tax efficient solutions to high net worth individuals and small and medium sized businesses, Neeta joined CCH (now known as Croner Taxwise Limited) in 2015 from Accountax Consulting where she had established an enviable record in successfully defending IR35 and CIS enquiry cases, mitigating liabilities when achieving settlements with HMRC. Neeta also handled a portfolio of clients which included those within the Construction Industry, Umbrella Companies, Agencies and Limited Company service providers. Neeta has considerable presentation experience, delivering seminars to companies and Accountants.
Mark qualified with Arthur Andersen in 1989, having previously worked in the tax departments of a small and a medium size firm. Since 1993, he has been lecturing on a wide variety of tax matters to both students and qualified practitioners. Mark is a Director of PTP Ltd.
Tony has been a tax specialist for over 35 years, since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and was a tax partner for over 20 years with leading firms of accountants before working as an independent consultant, lecturer and writer. Starting with the consultation process for the charity tax review in 1997 and leading to Gift Aid reforms in Finance Act 2000, Tony specialised in advising charities on taxation matters. He has written and lectured on these subjects and, through his work with the Charity Tax Group, has remained heavily involved in the consultation with HMRC.
Graham has been an agricultural economist in the research team of The Andersons Centre since 2004 and a Partner since 2010. He provides specialist agri-business research services, forecasting, training, briefings and leads project-work. The Andersons Centre is a multi-disciplined farming and agribusiness consultancy, providing advice and interpretation to all sectors in the agricultural supply chain. Graham is also the author of the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook and has agricultural degrees from Leeds and Reading Universities. Before joining Andersons, Graham was the economist for a major agricultural merchant, focussing chiefly on grain and animal feed marketing providing guidance to the grain trading and grain procurement teams. Prior to that, he worked for a farm management consultancy in Central and Southern England.
Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor winning the John Wood Medal in the November 1995 CIOT sitting for the best paper on business taxation. He was previously Director of Finance and Taxation Programmes at BPP Professional Education. He has particular experience in delivering bespoke training programmes to multi-nationals in the financial services, transport and energy sectors as well as delivering UK tax and VAT update programmes to accounting and law firms. Malcolm also provides consultancy services to companies and accounting firms, including provision of VAT advice, reviewing accounting policy manuals and advising on accounting treatments of various transactions. In his spare time, he enjoys flying having gained a Private Pilot’s Licence in 2014.
Ian Maston is the owner of Mastoni Tax Ltd, an independent consultancy specialising in private client taxation. Previously head of BDO’s London trust team, over the last twenty years Ian has written, lectured and advised on all aspects of inheritance tax, estate planning and trusts. He is the author of Tolley’s UK Taxation of Trusts, and a member of the Legal Network TV Legal Expert Panel and Tax Journal’s long-running Ask an Expert team.
Mark joined HMRC in 1989 and undertook their full training exams. In 1996 he was made Deputy District Inspector for the Derby area and had detailed experience of all types of Revenue enquiries. Mark joined Mercia Training as an experienced lecturer and now provides a wide variety of CPD training around the country. He is also a well-known contributor to professional publications.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved in computer software for over 20 years. His training organisation, The Knowledge Base ( provides a wide range of training and consultancy services to accountants and other professionals. Simon is a former chairman of the ICAEW IT Faculty and a contributor to the 20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice and Spreadsheet Competency Framework initiatives.

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