Our people

  • Gareth Ogden

    Partner

    Gareth is a Partner in our expanding Hospitality team.

    He joined haysmacintyre in 2006, having originally qualified with a small practice and then spending two years as a manager at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in their Entrepreneurial Services division. This has given him wide ranging corporate experience with companies and groups of varying size and focus, particularly in the owner-managed/small and medium sized enterprises market. This background has engendered in him the importance of investing heavily in a strong client relationship in order to genuinely understand both business and personality, enabling him to develop a tailored and added-value approach to service delivery.

    During his time at haysmacintyre he has focused in the hospitality sector, managing a portfolio of pubs, restaurants, hotels and private members’ clubs, helping them meet the unique commercial challenges they face as well as compliance requirements.

    Gareth works closely with the Head of Hospitality, Andrew Ball, pooling expertise and regularly attending relevant sector conferences such as Propel Info and the IHIF hotel conference in Berlin.

  • Linn-Marita Ogden

    Company Secretarial Director

    Linn-Marita was appointed Director of the haysmacintyre Company Secretarial department in November 2014 after joining haysmacintyre as a manager in 2011.

    Linn-Marita works with clients in both the corporate and not for profit sectors. She deals with matters ranging from routine annual compliance services to more specialised projects such as corporate reorganisations, as well as providing board support and general advice to company Directors.

    Linn-Marita is an active member of the Chartered Secretaries Professional Practice Group and regularly attends industry and networking events. Her proactive approach ensures all company secretarial team members are kept fully up to date with changes in legislation and corporate governance.

    Outside of work Linn-Marita’s interests include food, health and nutrition. Having grown up in rural Norway she also loves the outdoors and her holidays are often spent hiking in the mountains.

  • Charles Osborn

    Tax Director

    Charles joined haysmacintyre in 1989 and is a Director of tax services. Having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he switched to a career in tax gaining large firm experience.

    His technical expertise centres on the various income and capital taxes, with a mixed corporate and private client portfolio. His work involves both UK and cross-border planning assignments, while he is also responsible for his clients’ various compliance obligations.

    His broadly based advisory work encompasses owner managed businesses, a variety of partnerships and landed estates. Other instructions cover Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) matters, share based remuneration planning and non-controversial use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT), and involvement also with pension schemes.

    Outside interests, family permitting, include golf and choral singing.

  • Mark Pattenden

    Private Client Partner

    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.

  • Ray Pierce

    Director

    Ray has spent all his professional life, some 40 years, in private practice starting in a five partner practice, before he joined haysmacintyre.

    His clients range from sole traders and partnerships to small and medium sized companies, and he is involved with all aspects of their audit, accountancy and taxation affairs. Ray also has extensive experience of the not for profit sector including charities and clubs.

    The service Ray provides is very hands-on and he has strong relationships with his clients.

    Ray has two grown up daughters which enables him and his wife to take even more city breaks. He also enjoys visiting historic houses and the English countryside.