Ian Fleming spent 26 years with Customs before joining the Armstrong Watson Group of Chartered Accountants in 1989. He retired in 2007 but not before setting up his own consultancy business, Indirect Tax Cumbria, in 2006. He has experience of the full range of customs & excise work, VAT, and the other indirect taxes. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Indirect Taxation and also a Council Member. Ian is also a keen golfer and an active member of his local club. He can be contacted by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graham Fuller is a visiting lecturer on procurement law and other subjects at the WMG an academic multi-disciplinary unit at the University of Warwick; and a regular presenter at conferences for the Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
As a graduate in law he was called to the bar and practised for seven years until he became Senior Crown Counsel to the Hong Kong Government. He later became Senior Legal Adviser to Rolls-Royce plc, advising on matters including international joint ventures, technology transfers and purchase contracts
Before becoming a lawyer Eile Gibson worked as a financial analyst. She qualified as a barrister and then re-qualified as a solicitor working as tax adviser on corporate transactions. Eile is also a chartered tax advisor with CIOT and an associate with the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS), and has her own London-based tax advisory practice.
Dr Stephen Hardy was for 13 years a law academic (latterly of the University of Manchester), researching into the European, commercial and employment law. As a result he is a respected scholar and author of numerous books and articles in the fields of employment/discrimination and European law. He now practises at the Bar. Formerly he has worked at the EU Commission and the European Parliament, as well as special advisor to the UK Government (DTI).
Alison Haynes has been a tax partner in a leading firm of accountants for more than 17 years and has provided tax advice to her clients for over 30 years with a strong focus on employment taxes both from UK and international perspectives. Alison is married with two children and therefore has first-hand experience of being a working parent and needing childcare.
Zahirul Hoque is Professor and Chair of Accounting at La Trobe University, Australia. He earned his PhD from University of Manchester in 1993, and also has B.Com and M.Com from the University of Dhaka. He edits and contributes to a number of international accounting journals.