Simon joined haysmacintyre in 1999 and has over twenty years of experience in enterprise infrastructure systems, IT service management, project management, C-level management and security. The first eight years of his career were at one of the world’s leading electronics conglomerates.
In addition to heading up haysmacintyre IT Consultants Limited (HMITC), the IT consulting arm of haysmacintyre, Simon is Chief Information Officer at haysmacintyre. As Director of HMITC, Simon services a varied client base across the corporate sector, including financial services and pension schemes, and not for profit clients, such as those within our Charities, Schools and Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies sectors.
As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2005, Simon’s main area of expertise is security and he regularly delivers security and IT system reviews and offers advice to clients on the Data Protection Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security standard (PCI DSS), Cyber Essentials, penetration testing and post cyber-attack investigations.
Kathryn became a Partner with haysmacintyre in 2009 having joined the firm as a graduate in 2000 and specialising in the not for profit sector from early in her career. She is a member of our Audit Committee and therefore plays an active role in the management of our Audit department including training audit staff and updating them on emerging issues in the charities and not for profit sector.
Kathryn has a particularly interest in professional institutes and membership organisations as well as medical research and care charities. She mainly works in statutory audit and accountancy, but additionally provides advice on financial system and internal controls reviews, implementation of regulatory changes as well as best practice and policy matters.
Outside of work, Kathryn is Chair of Governors of a primary school and also Chair of the Audit Committee and a Trustee of the multi-academy trust related to the school. This allows her to bring her own experiences of trusteeship and governance to her clients.
As an avid music fan, Kathryn likes to attend regular gigs and festivals, although most of her spare time is occupied by her two children.
Nick is an employment tax specialist and leads haysmacintyre’s Employment Tax team. He joined the firm in 2014 and has a wealth of experience across the not for profit and corporate sectors. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and participates in the Chartered Institution of Taxation employment taxes forum.
Nick has been responsible for co-ordinating a number of haysmacintyre's submissions to HMRC in respect of proposed changes to legislation and he sees this as an important contribution to the firm having a deep understanding of the ‘client's perspective’. Nick is a regular speaker at haysmacintyre and external events where he advises on the challenges and opportunities presented to employers by employment tax. He is also a trustee for a charity.
Nick's interests outside of work include being Taoist Tai Chi instructor, travelling and a re-kindled interest in photography. He also follows Wasps RFC and Southend United FC.
Sam qualified in 1996 and has provided audit and advisory services to schools and charities for almost 20 years. She accepted her first trusteeship in 2007 and as a Governor of Orley Farm School and as a Trustee of the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, Sam has tremendous insight into the practical challenges facing trustees when adopting best practice in governance.
She believes that the role of the audit partner has changed in recent years and there is a real need to be a business adviser. She particularly enjoys helping her clients to ‘think outside the box’.
Sam helps her clients with implementing best practice in governance and risk management. She is a regular contributor of articles on these and other topics to sector publications. Sam has also worked with a number of her clients to enhance operational and financial procedures and to design disaster recovery plans. Her marketing experience also enables her to advise clients on the most effective reporting mechanisms whether through the statutory accounts, the annual review or other mediums.
She plays a key role in designing trustee training and leadership courses for our clients and contacts. Sam was on the steering group of the Network of Women Chairs and is an active member of the Charity Finance Group. In the schools sector, she works closely with ISBA in interpreting sector challenges, policy issues and delivering training for bursars, and also supports AGBIS in relation to governance training.
Sam is married and has a teenage daughter. When she is not a taxi driver to her daughter, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, the theatre, and is learning to play the drums. As a family they enjoy travelling and are trying not to visit the same country twice. They are succeeding so far.
David joined haysmacintyre in 1998 as a trainee, worked his way through the ranks and became a Partner in 2006. He is a member of our Creative, Media and Technology sector team, but his clients come from a broad range of areas including property, technology, motor dealers and manufacturing.
David is the firm’s Audit Compliance Partner and is therefore tasked with developing our audit service. He leads a team that are dedicated to ensure our audit quality is of the highest standard.
He is also the firm’s IT Partner, tasked with ensuring we keep at the forefront of changing technology.
David also specialises in, business valuations, share option valuations, financial due diligence investigations, and preparation of financial forecasts and business plans.
David’s clients range from tech startups to fully listed companies. He’s helped clients grow from incorporation through funding stages to exit or listing and built up plenty of experience and knowledge along the way. He plays an active role in the London start-up scene and is involved in various accelerators and awards.
In a voluntary capacity David is an independent member of the British Olympic Association’s audit committee.
David is the proud father of two young girls and is a keen golfer and novice triathlete.