Directors

  • Karen Allan

    Director

    Karen trained and qualified at haysmacintyre, and has since focused on our Financial Services sector working with hedge fund managers, corporate finance boutiques and private equity managers, particularly those entities regulated with the Financial Conduct Authority.

    As well as acting as a principal on audit engagements, Karen has worked with a number of new start-up managers assisting with track record reporting and other procedures. She has built a good relationship with her clients and believes this is what enables her to act in the capacity of a business advisor and not just an audit principal. Keeping in touch and maintaining an interest in the business has allowed her to build these relationships and, given the relative size of the sector, it is always great to bump into clients at regular industry events such as the COO Summit and Emerging Manager Forums. Karen is a key contributor to the sector, arranging internal training and providing editorial content such as articles and insights.

    Karen is a competitive hockey player and loves to travel and experience new countries when she is not visiting her home country, South Africa.

  • Jane Askew

    Director

    Jane is a Director in our not for profit team. She joined haysmacintyre as a graduate trainee in the audit department in 2008 and has specialised in the not for profit sector since qualifying in 2011. 

    Jane works with a wide variety of not for profit entities and has a particular interest in arts and culture, education and faith charities.

    Jane builds collaborative relationships with her clients and invests time in understanding their activities and mission. In addition to providing her clients with financial reporting and accounting guidance, Jane advises her clients on management reporting, governance, risk management and structure. She has spoken at haysmacintyre seminars and external events and has written articles for the sector press.

    Jane is part of haysmacintyre’s technical and training team and is responsible for designing and delivering regular training courses for our audit staff.

    Outside of work Jane enjoys singing, skiing and sailing. She is a trustee and the treasurer for Colchester Choral Society, which has given her a greater understanding of the challenges her clients face.

  • Mark Baycroft

    Director

    Mark is a Director in our Business Tax team and focuses on Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs), with a particular interest in reorganisations, reconstructions and property taxes.

    Mark has spent his career of over 20 years advising OMBs and their shareholders and directors. He also enjoys creative thinking around challenging technical problems in all areas of tax, particularly where multiple taxes are involved, and does not restrict himself to purely business/corporate or personal taxes. 

    Mark’s predominant areas of specialism include advising OMBs, corporate reorganisations and reconstructions, IHT and CGT issues for corporate structures, property taxes (including SDLT and ATED), and interaction between tax and accounting.

    Mark is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, a past Chair of the South London & Surrey branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), and often attends (and occasionally chairs) the Croydon & Bromley Tax Discussion Groups.

    In his spare time, Mark enjoys countryside walks, cooking and a rekindled passion for Lego models.

  • Tom Brain

    Audit Technical Director

    Tom joined haysmacintyre in 2009 having specialised in the charity and not for profit sectors since 2003.

    Tom’s role as Audit Technical Director within haysmacintyre’s Not for Profit team encompasses managing a portfolio of audit clients, designing and delivering internal training courses on technical audit and accounting matters, and speaking at external seminars and conferences.

    His client work is focused on our Faith and Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies (PIMBs) sectors, but he works with charities of all shapes and sizes, including a number of large independent schools.

    Outside the office, Tom is a Trustee of a small theatre charity, which helps him to see things from the client’s point of view.

    Tom’s main non-charity interests are his five year old daughter and the local CAMRA cricket team.

  • Simon Bulleyment

    Chief Information Officer

    Simon joined haysmacintyre in 1999 and is Chief Information Officer with 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.

    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.