Mark has over twenty years’ experience of working with private clients, most of which has been with haysmacintyre. He became a Partner in January 2018.
He works with a wide-range of private clients, professional partnerships, directors of large corporate clients and entrepreneurs on diverse subjects such as the benefits of incorporation or self-employment, remuneration planning and choosing the right business structures for professional partnerships considering converting to LLP status.
Mark frequently speaks on the tax advantages of angel investing and in particular the benefits of both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). He is an advisory board member of Angel Academe, an award winning and growing network of high-wealth investors.
Mark recently obtained his certificate in Probate and Estate Administration and leads haysmacintyre’s Inheritance Tax Advisory and Compliance team. He works closely with Epoch Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory company, to provide practical solutions on inheritance tax including the use of trusts, family investment companies and other lifetime planning opportunities to reduce future inheritance tax liabilities.
He advises many of our international and non-domiciled clients and has worked with many firms within MSI Global Alliance, our worldwide alliance of legal and accounting firms, to provide tax solutions for clients within the UK and overseas.
Outside of work, Mark can’t quite leave the numbers alone as he is a Trustee and Treasurer of his local Scout group. When he does get away, Mark’s holidays are often combined with international sporting events and he can usually be found in the crowds cheering on British athletes all across Europe.
Melanie is Co-Head of our Financial Services sector team. She over ten years’ experience of working with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated entities and advises a range of clients across the alternatives space, predominantly fund managers (hedge and private equity), but including broker-dealers, sub-advisers, depositaries and placement agents.
Melanie has extensive experience of working with early stage managers from launch and supporting them in a full-service outsourced accounting capacity. As well as delivering audit and assurance services, including track record reporting and FCA CASS audits, she supports her clients with GABRIEL reporting, tax advisory and compliance, and set-up, financial management and transaction advice.
Melanie regularly speaks on topical panels at sector specific events, where she has covered areas including Outsourcing and Service Provider Selection and Tax Structuring: LLP vs Limited, and regularly contributes to sector publications. In 2017 Melanie was a co-contributor to the publication ‘Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe’, and more recently contributed to HFM's special report ‘How to Start A Hedge Fund in Europe.’
Melanie is a member of the ICAEW's FS Faculty and a regular attendee of AIMA, HFM and 100 Women in Finance events.
Melanie was appointed Partner in October 2016 having joined the firm as a trainee in 2007 and during her own rapid progression has taken responsibility for mentoring others.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys travelling, she is a linguist with proficiency in both French and Spanish, and aims at a healthy lifestyle, being a regular visitor to her local gym.
Elena has over 15 years' of experience assisting corporate clients, ranging from owner managed businesses to UK groups with overseas subsidiaries.
Elena joined haysmacintyre in 2011 as Audit Manager, having qualified as Chartered Certified Accountant with a top 15 firm and is now a Partner in our fast growing outsourced accountancy services team.
Elena works with clients across a wide range of sectors including financial services, hospitality and property. She supports her clients with their budgeting processes, management accounts and when required, GABRIEL reporting, as well as end of year statutory compliance work. Elena prides herself on having excellent relationships with her clients and on delivering the assignments on time.
Phil is a Chartered Tax Adviser and has specialised in VAT for over 28 years. He became a Partner at haysmacintyre in 2013 and heads up our VAT department. Like many indirect tax specialists, he started his career with HM Customs & Excise, initially as a visiting VAT officer, before moving on to specialist fraud teams. His real interest in the tax began in 1995 when he was promoted to Senior Officer and moved to the VAT Policy Directorate in Customs HQ. Here he became involved in litigation for the first time and developed a deeper knowledge of the tax, providing technical advice to colleagues in regional VAT offices, as well as providing training to other VAT officers, and helping draft VAT legislation.
He left the department in 1998 to join Hays Allan, a predecessor firm of haysmacintyre where he remained until 2005. After a spell with a larger firm he re-joined us in 2007.
Phil's primary focus is in the not for profit, land and property and financial services sectors; all areas where the VAT legislation can be at its most complex. His goal is to make it as simple as possible for his clients and he believes that an adviser should be prepared to give considered, but practical advice and recommendations. He also believes that communication is essential and that advice must be given as clearly and concisely as possible.
Outside work, Phil enjoys reading (anything and everything), art and antiques (particularly the Arts & Crafts movement), walking in Cornwall and Yorkshire, and watching rugby (having decided he was too old and skinny to carry on playing after tackling a particularly large Metropolitan policeman).
David is a Chartered Accountant at haysmacintyre and provides audit and related financial services to charities and other not for profit organisations.
He trained in Suffolk before working with what is now Ernst & Young in London and Sydney. On returning to the UK, David joined Merrill Lynch’s Internal Audit department based in London but working much of the time overseas and focusing on new systems and controls following the 'Big Bang'. After obtaining an MBA from Cranfield in 1988, he joined the Schools and Charities team at one of our predecessor firms and became a partner in 1990.
David is actively involved in audit and related financial advisory services, including addressing boards of trustees on financial planning, monitoring and governance issues and in connection with our specialist services such as employment taxes, commercial trading and VAT. His work with independent schools includes advising boards of governors on public benefit and fundraising issues, and he advises and assists religious congregations and other faith charities with the restructuring of their activities.
He is a regular speaker at sector conferences and writes for various publications. He is also a governor of an independent boarding school and a volunteer for a medical relief charity.
David is a member of hockey and tennis clubs and occasionally turns out for two cricket teams; this is when he isn’t mending fences to restrain an inquisitive puppy!