The AE team

Anne Ovens BEng (Hons) ACGI FCCA DipIFR MIoD
Anne Ovens BEng (Hons) ACGI FCCA DipIFR MIoDDirector
Anne is an IFRS consultant and FCCA qualified accountant with extensive experience in business process improvement, project management, IFRS convergence & transition projects, technical accounting consultancy and IPO support. She has managed and implemented complex, multinational projects and worked with clients spanning a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, hi-tech and oil & gas industry.

She established Aspiration Europe in 2004 to provide IFRS & UK GAAP consultancy, project management and business process improvement services. Anne has also recently been appointed a trustee of Break Charity.

Before specialising in accountancy, Anne graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Anne Ovens is an active member of the on-line business community and recognised as one of the top 50 most influential sources of financial news and information in 2016 (#economia50, ranked 31). Follow her on @AspirationEurop

Louise Gibbs BA (Hons) ACMA FCMA
Louise Gibbs BA (Hons) ACMA FCMAFinancial Control Consultant
Louise Gibbs is a chartered management accountant who has specialised in business management and change for over 10 years. She has worked in a variety of areas and businesses covering Risk Management & Control, Process Excellence, Financial Planning & Management Reporting, to name just a few.

Her focus is to implement effective and efficient processes within all projects delivered and businesses supported using Lean and Lean Six Sigma techniques and philosophies. She is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt practitioner.

Louise holds a degree in Business Studies from Bournemouth University.

Catherine Onley PhD
Catherine Onley PhDBusiness Development Manager
Catherine is an experienced senior manager. Prior to joining Aspiration Europe, she was a member of the management team at a rapidly growing biotechnology company, where she led the product development & manufacture department. Her areas of expertise include R&D, project management, negotiation, building teams, communication and business strategy.

Catherine graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Biochemistry from Cambridge University.

Sue Ghosh
Sue Ghosh
Sue is an AAT qualified finance and accounts professional with accounting experience in private, public and the 3rd sector. She provides AE with strong business administration and analytical skills along with extensive experience in day to day administration of accounting policies & procedures and in preparing and analysing Final Accounts.
She has led initiatives to set up computerised accounting systems, which are skills valuable to our clients as many are looking to refine and optimise their accounting processes. She also is a Treasurer and Finance Officer of UK registered Charity.

Associates

Robert Street BA Econ (Hons) ACMA ACIM
Robert Street BA Econ (Hons) ACMA ACIMAssociate
Robert is a chartered management accountant with expertise in improving information and processes from risk mitigation, financial control and operational perspectives.During a 20 year career he has worked across the private and public sectors for both large corporate and medium sized organisations including Aviva, Green King, Royal Bank of Scotland and Freebridge Community Housing. Robert joined Aspiration Europe in 2011.

He brings to the team expertise in management reporting, process design and improvement, experience in identification of risks and control weaknesses, and design and implementation of controls to mitigate risk. He is also the database guru at AE.

Robert holds a degree in Economics from Coventry University.

Helen Lloyd BA (Oxon) BSC ACA
Helen Lloyd BA (Oxon) BSC ACAIFRS Associate
Helen is a financial reporting specialist with experience applying IFRS and UK GAAP across a wide industry base. After gaining her ACA qualification with Deloitte in Bristol in 2002, she became an audit senior manager there before moving to Deloitte’s technical department. She then worked in BDO’s technical department for four years, performing accounts reviews, answering financial reporting queries, and writing and delivering internal and external training courses. Her industry specialisms at BDO were in the natural resources, TMT and retail sectors. Helen spent a year on secondment from BDO to the Financial Reporting Council, as a key member of the team which produced the first published draft of the new financial reporting standard for the UK.

Her work portfolio since leaving BDO and having her first child includes a part time role as a technical editor for CCH UK and freelance work as a technical accountant, writer and editor.

As well as her ACA qualification, Helen holds a BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University, and a recently earned BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences with Sociology and Economics from the Open University.

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