Keith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and after two years in general practice joined Leonard Curtis & Co, a firm specialising in Insolvency. He became a Partner in 1974 and was made Senior Partner in 1996, until the firm was sold in 2005, where he served as a Consultant to the new practice before retiring in 2011.
Keith was President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) in 2000 and is a current member of the Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal, a judicial panel set up some years ago by the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
Outside of the profession Keith was Senior Treasurer for 15 years of a large charity now called Nightingale Hammerson, which operates substantial care homes for the elderly in Wandsworth and Hampstead and is a centre of excellence for dementia care. For many years he was also a member of the Committee of Management of the UK’s second largest Friendly Society, Family Assurance, based in Brighton.
Keith’s association with Buchler Phillips and particularly the Phillips family goes back many years and we are delighted to have persuaded Keith to accept a position with our firm.