Lead Partner, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure
Graham has been a Deloitte partner for almost twenty years and is office senior partner of the Gatwick office
Graham began his career in Deloitte’s London office, and has worked in several other UK offices, as well as spending time with Deloitte in Toronto. He has worked all over the world, in including assignments in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Middle East and South Africa. He spends the majority of his time working in the aviation, airports and travel sectors where he serves a variety of key clients. He is the lead client service partner for the Virgin Travel Group and is a member of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom.
Graham has extensive experience of IFRS/ US GAAP and UK GAAP accounting and his audit clients over the last 5 years have included:
- BAA Gatwick Airport
- BAA Stansted Airport
- BAA Southampton Airport
- Vinci Airports Group
- Monarch Airlines
- Oxford Aviation
- GB Airways (now part of easyjet)
- Astraeus Airlines
- Gofly Airlines (now part of easyjet)
- SAS (UK)
He has also performed a number of consulting projects involving IFRS/industry specific accounting issues/regulatory matters for the following clients:
- Leisure International Airways
- Air Partner
- First Choice Holidays Group (now part of TUI)
- Virgin Atlantic
He has undertaken a considerable amount of work involving airport regulation, duty free issues, and forensic accounting. He has also acted as an expert witness for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) on a travel/ airline related activity involving a fraud case. He has worked with private equity investors in the sector and has also had extensive experience in the IPO arena.
Graham has led cutting edge research into accounting for airport slots following the recently signed Open Skies Agreements and is currently working on several important industry initiatives including finance and reporting issues concerning revenue recognition, maintenance and fixed assets accounting for aircraft and lease finance for the industry.
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