Our Management Team

Paul Worthington ACA ACMA ATT CTA

Chief Executive Officer

Paul trained with a Practice in East Yorkshire after leaving university and then pursued a ten year career in travel becoming Finance Director for Skiworld Travel Group. In 1998 he was appointed Head of Finance for Europe and The Middle East for The Sportsworld Media Group PLC. By virtue of his vast experience in commerce his particular skill is the ability to provide practical business consultancy advice to clients to help them grow and develop their own businesses. Paul is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant, Taxation Technician and Chartered Tax Adviser. He is also a member of the ICAEW Tax and Financial Reporting Faculty.

Paul founded PAW Consulting Ltd in 1998 and has helped to oversee the rebrand to WoodWhite Accountants in December 2021.

Emma Newnham FCCA CTA ACA

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Legal Services

Emma joined the Practice is September 2015 from Shaw Gibbs, a large Oxford Practice, where she was a director. She spent 12 years with them specialising in advising both individual clients and SME’s on taxation and accountancy. Emma is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants as well as being a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Emma is Senior Partner and also Head of Legal Services for the Practice having passed her Probate exams in June 2016, as a result the Practice is now licenced by the ICAEW to carry out non contentious Probate work.

Chris Paterson FCCA ACA

Business Development Director

Chris joined the practice in 2017 and became Partner in 2019. He qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2015 and has a wide range of experience with clients across many different sectors. Chris enjoys working with start up businesses, particularly in the tech sector where he has specialist knowledge of R&D claims, SEIS/EIS investments and employee share schemes. He is currently on the final hurdle of his Chartered Tax Adviser qualification.

Chris is primarily responsible for driving the practice forward in all areas.

Keith Westran FCCA

Director of Client Services

Keith joined the Practice in May 2021 from a large Reading practice. He has over 23 years accountancy experience, having trained with one of the top four accountancy firms. Keith specialises in financial reporting compliance and manages a diverse portfolio of clients. He also is responsible for the training and development of our account managers.

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