Our people

  • Neil Simpson

    Tax Partner

    Neil joined haysmacintyre in 2001 and is a Tax Partner with us. His area of practice focuses on all aspects of direct taxation relevant to businesses and their owners whether incorporated (company or LLP) or un-incorporated, including general partnerships.

    He advises on a range of tax issues focusing on transactional matters and tax structuring, particularly for early stage businesses and those preparing for, or seeking an exit. He has wide experience of advising on the impact and mitigation of direct taxes in the course of business transactions generally and those related matters as they impact on the owners and their key employees.

    Neil has been a specialist tax partner for over 25 years. Following qualification, Neil spent a number of years in general practice before specialising in tax and joining the tax consultancy group of a national firm where he became a Partner and headed up the group.

  • Tom Stock

    Audit Technical Director

    Tom joined haysmacintyre in 2009 from a top ten audit firm, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.

    As a corporate specialist, Tom manages audits and financial reporting assignments and is involved in financial due diligence projects. His audit clients operate internationally and in a variety of industries, but his particular specialisms are in the property, technology and financial services sectors. Tom is a member of the firm’s Property team.

    Tom is also a member of the firm’s Technical team and advises clients and colleagues on technical auditing and financial reporting issues. This role sees him attend Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) seminars and other technical courses. He writes technical guidance and articles for haysmacintyre.

    Outside of work, Tom is a fan of live comedy, a keen cricketer and sometime golfer. A keen runner having raised thousands of pounds for the Sands charity by completing the London Marathon, he hopes to do so again.

  • Lee Stokes

    Partner

    Lee heads up our Care Charities subsector and has worked in the not for profit sector for nearly two decades. Lee's portfolio consists of care charites, independent schools and a range of other charitable oranisations.

    Lee focuses his service on statutory audit and accountancy, but also ensures his clients respond to their compliance responsibilities and assists with technical accounting treatments. He leads financial system and internal controls reviews, financial due diligence, as well as financial best practice and governance matters with a variety of charities.

    As a regular speaker at sector events, Lee also leads many of our popular trustee training sessions annually. Some of his specialist topics include accounting and reporting, fraud, and financial governance.

    Outside of work, Lee is a keen sports fan who supports Liverpool FC and Harlequins FC, and manages his son’s football team.

  • Louise Veragoo

    Not for Profit Tax Director

    Louise has worked in the charity and not for profit sectors for most of her career, having trained and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser. During her career Louise has specialised in working with charities and other related not for profit entities and has worked for RSM Robson Rhodes and more recently, Grant Thornton UK before joining haysmacintyre.

    Louise has a particular interest in the not for profit sector and advises her clients on the use of corporate group structures for tax planning and efficiency, property related advice, maintaining the direct tax charitable reliefs, claiming theatre tax relief and maximising entitlement to Gift Aid amongst other things!

    Louise is an Observer Member of the Charity Tax Group. In her spare time, Louise enjoys the outdoors, particularly walking, cycling and gardening and also loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

  • James Walker

    Private Client Partner

    James joined us in October 2019 as a Private Client tax partner. While also having more general personal tax experience, James specialises in how the UK taxes high net worth non-UK domiciled individuals, ‘offshore’ trust/company structures and related beneficiaries.

    James spent almost ten years in the Channel Islands working within the tax teams of two well respected fiduciary services companies during which time he qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser before returning to London in 2005.

    James has played many sports over the years, and will do so once again, but his time is currently spent reading stories to, playing with, tidying up after and generally enjoying time with his young son and daughter.