Our People

NameBackgroundSpecialist AreasContact DetailsPosition
Kevin Lally
Kevin Lally, a graduate of Liverpool University, trained and qualified with Knox Cropper and became a partner in 1989. Based in the London office, he specialises in the not for profit sector and is the firm’s senior partner and also its technical partner.Charities;
Housing Associations;
Students’ Unions;
Higher Education.
Kevin.Lally@knoxcropper.comPartner
Neil WilkinsonNeil Wilkinson joined Knox Cropper in 1986 where he trained and qualified. He became a partner in 1995 with responsibility for the firm’s Hemel Hempstead office and is the firm’s managing partner.Commercial Companies;
Charities;
Family and Owner Managed Businesses.
Neil.Wilkinson@knoxcropper.comPartner
Greg StevensonGreg Stevenson, a graduate of Southampton University, trained and qualified with Knox Cropper and, following 15 years experience working predominantly in the not for profit sector, he became a partner in 2000. Greg splits his time between the London and Haslemere offices. He is also a school governor at an academy and an independent preparatory school.Charities;
Trusts;
Trade Unions;
Education Sector.
Greg.Stevenson@knoxcropper.comPartner
Richard BillinghurstRichard Billinghurst, an accountancy graduate, trained and qualified with Knox Cropper in 1992. He became a partner in 2012. Based in the London office he has a wide portfolio of clients in both the not for profit and the commercial sectors. He is the firm’s training partner.Charities;
Commercial Companies;
Pension Schemes;
Grant Audits;
Richard.Billinghurst@knoxcropper.comPartner
Stephen AndersonStephen Anderson, trained and qualified with a firm of accountants in Hertfordshire and joined Knox Cropper in 2000. He has over 20 years’ experience in the profession and became a partner in 2013. Stephen is based in the Hemel Hempstead office.Commercial Companies;
Charities;
Owner managed businesses;
Small and Medium sized companies
Stephen.Anderson@knoxcropper.comPartner
James Holland-LeaderJames Holland-Leader trained and qualified with Knox Cropper and, having worked for two other regional firms, returned to Knox Cropper in 2017 as a senior manager in the Haslemere office. James was made a partner of the firm in 2019 with responsibility for a wide portfolio of clients in both the commercial and ‘not for profit’ sectors.Commercial Companies;
Charities;
Family and Owner managed businesses;
Housing Associations
James.HollandLeader@knoxcropper.comPartner
Geoff BurninghamGeoff Burningham joined Knox Cropper in 1982 and became senior tax manager in the firm’s Haslemere office in 1989. As the firm’s Tax Associate, he has overall responsibility for tax compliance work throughout the firm.Personal Taxation;
Business Taxation;
Inheritance Tax Planning;
Employment Taxes.
Geoff.Burningham@knoxcropper.comAssociate
Matthew ElkinsMatthew Elkins joined the firm as a trainee in 1990 after graduating from the University of Sussex. Based in the firm’s Haslemere office he works with a wide range of clients.Owner Managed Companies
Charitable Companies
Professional Partnerships and LLP’s
Property Businesses
Matthew.Elkins@knoxcropper.comAssociate
Shoaib ArshadShoaib Arshad qualified in 2002 since when he has worked in a number of roles including auditing, financial management and tutoring professional students. He joined Knox Cropper in 2015 and is based in the London office. He specialises in the not for profit sector with over 15 years’ experience.Charities;
Housing Associations;
Student Unions;
Commercial companies;
Grant audits.
Shoaib.Arshad@knoxcropper.comAssociate
Simon GoodridgeSimon Goodridge joined Knox Cropper in 2017 and is based in the London office. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994 and has specialised in the charity and not for profit sector since 2001. Outside of work Simon is a governor of a secondary school that is an Academy.Charities
Housing Associations
Academies
Student Unions
Social Enterprises
Simon.Goodridge@knoxcropper.comAssociate
Emma AshmanEmma Ashman trained and qualified with Knox Cropper in 2011. In 2015 Emma began her chartered tax exams and qualified in 2016, specialising in VAT. She has since been expanding her VAT knowledge and experience, providing advice to a range of clients on VAT issues.VAT;
Charities.
Emma.Ashman@knoxcropper.comVAT Executive
Brian MarshallBrian Marshall joined Knox Cropper in 1984 having training and qualified with a firm that is now part of Smith and Williamson. He was senior partner in the firm until his retirement in 2017 when he became a consultant.Education Sector;
Small and Medium sized Companies;
Professional Partnerships;
Trusts and Estates
Brian.Marshall@knoxcropper.comConsultant