Our people

  • Natasha Frangos

    Partner, Head of Creative, Media & Technology

    Natasha trained and qualified with haysmacintyre and has been a partner since 2009. She heads up our Creative, Media and Technology (CMT) team and her clients include design, fashion, retail, media agencies, ecommerce and technology businesses, and she often acts for the individuals behind these businesses as well.

     Natasha will often act for a company from its early stages, through to growth and expansion, during a transaction and remain involved in the company beyond that event. She prides herself on developing long lasting client relationships, often acting as a sounding board for her clients across a range of commercial and financial issues, delivering a personal and high value service.

    The services she and her team advise their clients on, over and above compliance services, include structuring for investment, share option schemes, R&D tax credits, extraction of profits, budgeting and planning for an exit.

    She has vast experience of transaction support and recent assignments include due diligence on a fast growth technology company, advising on a shareholder dispute for a media agency, due diligence for a successful client acquisition and financial forecasting for a fashion brand.

     Natasha has been a judge for Young Guns and StartUp Awards for many years. During this time she has developed a deep understanding of entrepreneurs and their changing requirements which enables her to offer her clients a tailored, high quality service.

    Natasha regularly speaks at seminars and runs workshops on a broad range of topics including accounting updates and becoming investment ready and has written several articles for the CMT sector. In particular, she is a regular contributor to The Industry and speaks at their events and has also contributed to the British Fashion Council, the UK Fashion & Textiles Association, Drapers, Retail Design World and Angel Academe.

    Notably, Natasha has been honoured as one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women Champions of Diversity.

  • Neil Gillam

    Partner

    Neil is a highly qualified, experienced accountant who has worked both in practice and in industry. He has specialised in advising entrepreneurs and family businesses across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, property, hospitality, entertainment, fashion and the service industry. For several years, he headed up our Creative, Media and Technology group. Neil is also an active member of the Property group and has advised extensively on the structuring of inward investment in UK property by non-resident corporations and individuals.

    He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA).

    Neil has a passion for most sports and in his spare time is an active member of Wentworth Golf Club.

  • Adam Halsey

    Partner, Head of Faith Charities

    Adam specialises exclusively in charities and not for profit organisations and works with a variety of schools and religious charities.

    He mainly works in statutory audit and accountancy, but also advises clients on internal audit training and outsourcing, financial systems reviews, recruitment of key financial personnel, new SORP implementation and advice on policy setting. Adam is part of our Forensic Services team specialising in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and the production of expert and advisory reports in connection with non-litigious matters.

    Adam joined haysmacintyre in 2001 from Deloitte & Touche where he spent two years in the Corporate Finance department. Before this, he trained and qualified at KPMG where he worked mainly with large well-known charities. He also spent nine months working in KPMG's forensic accounting department.

  • Selven Iyaroo

    Selven is in our audit and assurance department. He joined in June 2012 having previously qualified with a top 20 firm. Selven is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA).

    He has over 12 years’ experience in delivering external audit and assurance services to both publicly listed and private companies across a range of sectors including property, creative media and technology and the general corporate market.

    Selven has assisted many companies with their admission to the London Stock Exchange through the IPO process. He has also undertaken financial due diligence projects in both the UK and overseas and has assisted clients with their conversion from UK accounting standards (‘UK GAAP’) to International Financial Reporting Standards (‘IFRS’).

    Selven speaks fluent French and is an active member of our MSI Global Alliance European working group.

    Outside work, Selven enjoys spending time with his young family. Being a keen French culture, history and gastronomy enthusiast, Selven enjoys driving around the French countryside visiting castles and vineyards.

  • Murtaza Jessa

    Partner, Head of Charities

    After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1986, Murtaza joined KPMG in London where, in addition to carrying out audit and special assignments such as mergers, management buyouts and due diligence, he was in charge of the tax work in the department. In 1990, Murtaza left KPMG to start Trustient. Under his leadership, Trustient gained an excellent reputation for auditing and advising clients in the not for profit sector. In 2006, Trustient merged with haysmacintyre and Murtaza became one of our partners.

    As well as external and internal auditing, Murtaza has been involved in all aspects of advising charities including Charity Commission review visits, advice on mergers, structure and set up of trading subsidiaries, trustee training, risk assessment, business plan facilitation, set up of affiliated overseas charities, overseas branch offices, donor audits and advice on internal controls. 

    Murtaza heads up our general Charities sector team. His portfolio consists of a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations including grant making charities, medical research charities, law centres and citizen advice bureaus, environmental, disability, conflict resolution and human rights charities, charities working internationally, membership organisations, lobbying organisations, social enterprises, and training and educational bodies. He also holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting.

    During his career, Murtaza has held the following positions:

    1999 - 2004: Treasurer of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a charity based in London with more than 20 field offices and affiliated charities in USA and South Africa.

    2006 - 2014: One of the founding trustees of Health, Education and Resources for Tomorrow (HEART), working with young children in Africa and India providing grants for schooling and welfare to needy families.

    2008 - 2014: Trustee and Treasurer of Small Charities Coalition, a membership charity, whose aims are to assist small charities by matching skills with other charities.  

    Murtaza is a regular contributor to charity publications and speaks at sector conferences. He uses much of his spare time working for voluntary organisations and socialising.