Tell us about your role…
“I’m a Paris-based Audit* Partner, lead Partner for a major financial institution and the lead for Innovation EMEIA FSO Assurance**. Soon, I’ll be taking over as a lead Partner for the Bank of Scotland.”
Can you tell us more about how you’re working with innovation in Assurance?
“We’re rethinking how we deliver audits, the tools we use and the way we work to make it a more efficient process. My team and I use data analytics, RDA, process mining and other automation tools to lead the way for innovation in Assurance.”
What excites you about the future of EY?
“We’ve started to use automation tools for smaller tasks. This means our juniors can do more client work – especially STEM students. Freeing up their time means they can make a bigger difference. Which is an exciting thought for everyone involved!”
Can you tell us about a recent career highlight?
“A landmark project win for a major financial services client. It was all down to the team spirit and the inspiration behind our presentation – my colleagues made me very proud that day.”
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
“My client teams – they challenge me to push boundaries every day.”
What’s the best advice you’ve received?
“Be brave. If you never ask for what you want, you’ll never get it.”
What story will you tell your grandchildren about working at EY?
“I was recruited by a senior partner who didn’t know me at all. He empowered me and brought me onto one of his biggest projects. It was a big risk by bringing me on and it worked.”
Tell us a surprising fact about yourself…
“I’m a drummer. I have been playing the drums since I was at business school, then I dropped it completely and started up again about two years ago.”
What piece of technology do you think will change the world?
“Blockchain. It has the power to disrupt the future beyond measure.”
*Audit= our Audit teams assess the performances of the biggest financial services organisations across the world.
**Assurance= our Assurance teams assess the business strengths and vulnerabilities of global financial organisations.