Rod Roman, a Partner from our Birmingham office, sat down with us to talk about what he does at EY and what it’s like to work in his office.
Tell us more about your role at EY.
My current role at EY is the EY EMEIA Leader Tax Technology & Transformation Business and EY Global Tax Leader for Banking and Capital Markets Sector.
What did you study at university?
I studied International Relations at university.
Tell us a surprising fact about you.
I have six children and a registered local authority foster carer.
What inspires you?
Things that inspire me are learning new things, meeting new people and working with different communities or cultures.
How would the people you lead describe you?
I like to use my experience to develop and lead teams.
Tell us why you joined EY Financial Services (FS).
I joined the FS team in UK and Ireland (UKI) 10 years ago in order to help move our UK tax brand from number four to number one.
How would you describe the world of FS right now?
Financial services is emerging and reinventing itself in the digital age.
How do you think technology will affect the world of Financial Services?
Technology underpins everything within Financial Services — clients can’t achieve anything in scale without IT.
If you have to go to any one of EY’s offices around the world and work there for a week, where would you go?
It would be the Amsterdam office. It has lots of space, great design, great art work and relaxed people. However recently, I’ve had the opportunity to work in many other offices such as Bangalore, and Moscow and will be shortly off to Tokyo (as well as plenty of visits to our London based offices).