The Top 100 Young CAs: Part 2
We delve deeper into some of the profiles of our Top 100 Young CAs 2018, announced in association with Investec Click & Invest. Find out why these Young CAs made the list.
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Mitul Ganatra CA
Regional Head of Finance, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Uber Technologies
From his nomination: "Mitul's breadth of experience, from start-ups to multinationals, enables him to identify and manage opportunities and threats. He has always been commended for his positive outlook, ability to make an impact, and his passion for doing the right thing."
Marwan Ghannam CA
Director, Diet Specialist Ltd
From his nomination: "Marwan is multi-talented and self-disciplined, having taught himself web design, video editing and computer programming. He combines both innovation and compassion, constantly striving to enrich people’s lives."
Kelly Gilbert CA
From her nomination: "Kelly jumps on board when opportunities come her way, which has so far enabled her to take a secondment to New Zealand, to speak at audit committee meetings and to join projects in the internal audit department."
Melanie Gilmour CA
Manager, Hall Morrice Corporate Finance
From her nomination: "Melanie excels at building client relationships. I don’t know of any other young CA involved in corporate finance who is running engagements with such skill, confidence and eye for detail so early in their career."
Martyn Gordon CA
Lecturer, Robert Gordon University
From his nomination: "Martyn values the work he does and the people he works with as he endeavours to make a difference to the world of the accounting profession, creating and sharing his knowledge and expertise."
Michael Gore CA
Director, External Reporting and Accounting Policy, Ontario Power Generation
From his nomination: "Discernible leadership qualities show why he was selected for his current role and rapid advancement. Michael is an innovator, open to new concepts and introduces technology to make processes more efficient and effective while motivating staff."
James Green CA
Executive - UK&I TAS, EY
From his nomination: "James actively seeks opportunities to develop himself and help support others. He is very humble and recognises the opportunities and coaching he has received, and genuinely wants to give something back."
James has since started a new role as Senior Financial Controller, Project One Mercedes HPP at Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains.
Laura Green CA
Financial Controller, Atlas Knowledge Limited
From her nomination: "Laura exemplifies what it is to be a young CA in 2018. She demonstrates technical aptitude, is key in future-proofing the business and demonstrates real commercial acumen, establishing the Finance function as an integral partner to the wider business."
Chris Hardie CA
Finance Director, Survivex Limited
From his nomination: "Chris possesses a strong attention to detail with the ability to see things that others can’t. His ability to think outside the box has proved invaluable to Survivex."
Paul Harkins CA
Finance Director, Aspen Solutions
From his nomination: "Paul has been ready to take on responsibility for the business from a very early stage in his career. He has contributed to the rapid growth of the business, which has grown from its Cumbernauld base to service clients across the UK, with some recent international success in Holland and America."
Matthew Hay CA
Audit Manager, Grant Thornton UK LLP
From his nomination: "Matt has become a real champion for the firm, regularly attending external events and keeping others up-to-date on sector trends. His commitment to engaging with the sector shows a great example to our current trainees."
Stephanie Henwood-Darts CA
Associate Director, Sanne Group PLC
From her nomination: "Stephanie remains enthusiastic, no matter what the circumstances, and creates a working environment where others also strive for excellence. She is always a professional and delivers in her role with pride."
Andrew Holloway CA
Tax Advisor, Johnston Carmichael
From his nomination: "Attaining this level of responsibility speaks volume for both his ability and his potential. Andrew has built excellent relationships with clients, fellow advisors, and bodies who support the ecosystem in which he works."
Stuart Hope CA
Manager, Portfolio Finance, Grosvenor Group
From his nomination: "Stuart’s ambition and drive have been recognised with secondment opportunities to Hong Kong and Stockholm, displaying a willingness to tackle new challenges and environments as well as 'rolling his sleeves up'."
David Irish CA ITP
From his nomination: "David has been committed to 'giving something back' from an early stage in his career. He has always been able to find time away from his day-to-day role to see the bigger picture."
David has since started a new role as Valuations Manager at Vodaphone Group.
Sanjay Iyer CA
Managing Director, Iyer Practice Limited
From his nomination: "Sanjay motivates people around him and has great leadership abilities. At the age of 33, he runs the Hong Kong office and the multi-jurisdiction tax department of the firm. His vision and energy are infectious."
Colin Kerr CA
Assistant Director - Financial Advisory, Deloitte
From his nomination: "Colin is very straightforward and direct in his approach. He is quick to get to the nub of issues and he is creative and commercial in advising on solutions."
Suzy Kerton CA
Director, Anything International Ltd
From her nomination: "Suzy's greatest achievement was being invited to Downing Street as part of a group of social entrepreneurs to talk about how social entrepreneurs can solve diversity and gender equality issues."
Jasjot Singh Kohli CA
Chief Financial Officer, Nomura Asset Management UK
From his nomination: "Jasjot is well respected, not only as an accountant but as a holistic financial professional, a credit to the CA qualification. Incorporating entrepreneurial leadership, he has shown passion and courage with a solutions-driven approach to continually innovate to meet the end needs of stakeholders."
Jakub Kohout CA
Financial Controller & MLRO, Seedrs Limited
From his nomination: "Jakub heads the Finance team for Seedrs, an online investment platform. His eagerness to share his experiences demonstrates his leadership and desire to give back to the profession."
David Lefèvre CA
Audit Senior, COFFRA
From his nomination: "David's international work stands out from the crowd. Through his work at COFFRA he supports entrepreneurial individuals and a range of international organisations, helping them realise their global aspirations."
Andrew Leslie CA
From his nomination: "After qualifying, Andrew pursued a well-earned career break to combine his passion for business and travelling when selected to take part in the UK Government Department for International Development’s volunteering scheme in Uganda."
Gareth Lewis CA
Co-Founder & CEO, Delio Ltd
From his nomination: "Gareth has helped build a business on the strength of passionate people and fresh ideas. He believes in collaboration and is a true leader in digital innovation for the financial sector."
Alexis Liming CA
Chief Financial Officer, Rota
From his nomination: "Alexis has helped support over 70,000 small business owners grow and has connected over 1,200 entrepreneurs with funding and coaching to launch their idea. He caught the Virgin brand’s entrepreneurial bug and recently became Head of Finance at pop-up pioneers Appear Here."