The Committee

  • President – Amy Burton

    RSM

    I am delighted to be BCASS President for 2017/18 having previously been a committee member and Chair of the committee in my student days. As President I’m looking forward to getting to know the committee, supporting them through the year and particularly to building links with the BANG (Birmingham Accountant’s Networking Group) and BWMSCA (Birmingham and West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountant’s) committees which I am also part of.

    I am currently an Associate Director in the tax team at RSM, having joined in 2006 as a graduate. When outside of work, I am a big sports fan regularly watching football, rugby league and cricket. This year I am going to my first live F1 in Belgium. I am also part of the regional RSM ladies 5-a-side football team which have recently won the RSM UK tournament – if you see me at a BCASS event I am likely to be showing everyone a photo of our trophy!

  • Secretary – Natasha Bourne

    KPMG

    I joined BCASS in October 2015, shortly after starting in Financial Services audit at KPMG, as I wanted to get involved with organising events and get to know other trainees across different firms. I have recently been elected as Secretary and am looking forward to getting more involved with the day to day running of the society. During my time on the committee I have made some great friends, been part of some really fun events and gained valuable professional skills – I would encourage anyone thinking about joining to do so, feel free to drop me an email if you would like more info.

  • Chair – David Sherwood

    KPMG

    I am an assistant manager in the Restructuring team at KPMG, having moved over from Dains Accountants after three years.  I joined BCASS in Autumn 2013, just a couple of months into my training contract, as I had heard it was a great way to make new friends and have free drinks!  I took over as Secretary in 2015, was then elected Vice-Chair in July 2016 and became Chair in July 2017.  During my time on the committee I’ve met some close friends and professional contacts, been to countless great events, and have indeed been bought more free drinks than I’d care to remember!  I would encourage anyone to get involved in the society and to come along to our events, and am more than happy to have a chat with anyone who would like to know more.

    Outside of work I’m a huge foodie and enjoy a range of outdoor activities.  If I’m not on top of a mountain or eating I can usually be found propping up a bar somewhere or watching a box set.

  • Treasurer – Alex Hutchinson

    Dains

    I started at Dains in August 2014 and am now a Tax Consultant in the Corporate Tax department.   I regularly attended BCASS events and could see that it was a great way to meet new people, having only just moved to Birmingham.  I joined the committee as a firm representative in 2015 as I wanted to become more involved.

    In the last 2 years I have enjoyed my time on the committee, having both expanded my network and met new friends along the way.  It has been great to be involved in something enables a wide variety of people across the city to get to know each other in a relaxed, fun environment, which is what we all need after a long day in the office

    When I am not at work I enjoy the social aspect of living in a city and can normally be found trying a new bar or restaurant.

     I would recommend anyone to come to our events or get more involved in the society and am happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Honorary Members

 

President – Amy Burton

Firm – RSM

Co-optee – Becky Drew

Firm – Deloitte

 

 

Co-optee – Sarah Taylor

Firm – Deloitte