Our people

  • 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.

  • Nick Jordan

    Tax Partner

    Nick joined Hays Allan, one of haysmacintyre's predecessor firms, in 1998 where he trained and qualified in the Audit department. He moved into the Tax department in 2002 where he qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2003. Nick was promoted to Partner in 2012 and heads up our Business Tax team.

    Nick works across a number of sectors including property, owner managed businesses, membership organisations and national governing bodies of sport. Nick has experience on a broad range of business tax advisory matters including providing tax advice on corporate transactions and associated shareholder matters, corporate structuring and group reorganisations, mutual trading, what constitutes trading activities, research and development tax relief (R&D) and employee share schemes.

    Nick has a particular specialism in property and is part of the Property team. He is responsible for providing taxation services to many of our largest clients in this sector and has experience in providing tax advice on property transactions, tax efficient structuring of property acquisitions, restructuring and refinancing property companies, capital allowances and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

    Outside of work, Nick is married with two young children and is interested in most sports. He enjoys playing six aside football regularly and golf occasionally (now he has children!) and is big Arsenal fan.

  • Bernadette King

    Partner, Head of Financial Services

    Bernadette joined haysmacintyre's Audit department in 1995 and became a Partner in 2006.

    Having advised clients from the financial services sector since 1998, Bernadette now heads up our Financial Services team. Her portfolio of clients covers a variety of corporate sectors such as property, manufacturing and marketing, but her focus is on those within financial services. Here she advises a range of clients including private equity and hedge fund managers, intermediary brokers, corporate financiers and remuneration advisers. Bernadette is also responsible for ensuring the team is kept technically up to date and for maintaining and developing relationships with other key service providers within the sector such as compliance firms and lawyers. She is a member of the ICAEW’s FS Faculty, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and AIMA.

    Bernadette has extensive experience of working with early stage businesses right through to exit across a range of areas including audit and assurance, tax compliance and planning, remuneration planning and GABRIEL reporting. She is committed to her clients and strongly believes in building close working relationships and good lines of communication should any queries or issues arise.

  • Bas Kundu

    Consultant, Head of Property

    Bas leads haysmacintyre’s property sector team. He has extensive expertise in structuring real estate transactions, funds and associated management vehicles in a direct tax, personal tax and VAT efficient manner.

    His experience includes being an International Real Estate and Funds Tax Partner at a Big4 firm and as lead tax adviser for a number of international and UK investors and asset managers. Bas has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court. His current clients include UK and international family offices, private equity owned groups and listed REITs as well as more traditional UK property companies. Bas is also on the board of directors of some of his clients’ property investment vehicles.

    Bas joined haysmacintyre in 2018 having worked for many years within the Big 4, including six years spent with PWC’s international real estate and funds group (four as tax partner). He originally trained in audit in E&Y, had an enjoyable stint as a tutor at BPP, and subsequently established KPMG’s corporate recovery tax advisory practice.

    Outside of work, Bas enjoys eating out and movies and tries to keep up with his more capable musical family members by playing the bass guitar

  • Kay Mind

    Director, Tax - Private Client

    Kay is a private client and trust specialist who has a wealth of experience in advising high net worth individuals and their families and resident and Non-resident trustees.

    Kay started her career at the Inland Revenue before moving in to practice. Kay has experience in all areas of personal tax planning for UK resident individuals including all aspects of estate planning such as Inheritance Tax planning, succession and will planning. In addition to advising UK residents, Kay also advises non-resident and non-domiciled individuals and foreign nationals moving to the UK.

    Kay has experience in advising non-resident trustees on the complexities of the UK tax legislation and the implications for UK resident settlors and beneficiaries who benefit from offshore trust funds.

    Kay has been a Council member of the Association of Taxation Technicians since 2015 and is currently vice chair of the Business Development Steering Group. Kay has also been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 2012 and is able to assist clients with estate administration and obtaining probate.

    Outside work, Kay enjoys being outdoors, walking the dog, hiking, running and cycling. Kay is also an avid supporter of grass roots football and holds the post of Treasurer at her local junior football club.