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Reading, Southampton & Gatwick Senior Leadership

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Daniel Barlow, Lead Partner - Reading, Southampton & Gatwick

Daniel is a tax partner and is also the Practice Senior Partner for Deloitte for our Reading, Southampton and Gatwick offices. He has worked at Deloitte for 19 years, prior to which he was a VAT inspector for HM Customs & Excise. His advises clients across all many industry sectors with a particular emphasis on taxation of telecoms & technology businesses and the travel sector. In his Practice Senior Partner role, Daniel is responsible for ensuring that we a bringing the best of Deloitte across all of our service lines to our clients.

Telephone: 020 7007 6772

Mike Barber, Audit Advisory

Mike heads up Deloitte’s UK Sustainability Services and has 20 years’ expertise with the firm in corporate responsibility and governance, risk management, compliance, internal audit, assurance frameworks, emerging and developing markets. He has worked with clients such as GlencoreXstrata, Anglo American, Valiant Petroleum, Tullow Oil, RBS, Barclays, General Motors and Vodafone. Mike was Co-Chairman of the Technical Working Group of the Carbon Disclosure Standards Board during 2008-2010.

Telephone: 0207 007 3031

Sean Beech

Mike Thorne, Business Tax

Mike is a tax partner and also leads the Business Tax and Private Markets teams in the Thames Valley. The specific areas Mike most frequently advises on include due diligence, acquisitions, post-acquisition integration, capital markets and sell side services. Mike has extensive transaction experience advising public companies and private equity on their transactions.

Telephone: 0118 322 2388

Ian Smith, Capital Markets

Ian leads Equity Capital Markets for Corporate Audit and is the Office Senior Partner of the Gatwick office. Ian has extensive experience of working with companies, and their management teams, preparing for and executing IPOs and other capital markets transactions in addition to over 20 years’ experience in corporate audit. His clients range from large multinationals through to mid- cap plcs, private equity backed businesses and start-ups.

Telephone: 0129 376 1216

Carol Mackinnon, Reading Partner in Charge

Carol leads the Business and Professional Services industry Corporate Finance service line team and is a Managing Partner of the Reading office. She has significant experience in due diligence, capital markets, bid assist and sell side services. As well as her UK-based work, she has worked on cross-border transactions in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. She is one of the experienced corporate partners in Class 1 acquisitions, takeovers and initial public offerings and acquisition diligence.

Telephone: 0118 322 2472

Darren Longley, Head of Reading Audit

Darren currently leads our Reading and Southampton Audit practice. He been in the profession for 28 years and during that time has developed extensive experience of working with businesses in the retail and consumer products sectors. He currently leads our National Consumer Business Audit practice. He has experience of serving private-equity backed, listed and international businesses, covering audit, transaction support and controls assurance services. Darren has also spent 18 months seconded into industry as CFO of a private-equity backed business.

Telephone: 0118 322 2639

Malcolm Wilkinson, Consulting Partner

Malcolm specialises in working with Consumer Business clients with a track record of delivering transformation programmes and commercial performance improvement projects, including systems-enabled business transformation (of all major business functions and processes, and both SAP and Oracle ERP platforms), Finance transformation, commercial and pricing strategy, business planning and performance management, cost reduction and merger integration.

Telephone: 0207 007 1862

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