Jay is a commercially focused Fellow Chartered Accountant, business consultant, advisor, executive trainer and author with extensive executive-level experience. Jay recently retired from being a Partner with Barker Henley in Sydney, Australia where he led an experienced team in risk advisory, internal audit, business consultancy and executive training practice. Understanding the complexities of today’s domestic and global businesses, Jay’s career involved providing a range of truly seamless strategic risk and business advisory services. Prior to joining Barker Henley, Jay was a specialist Risk Partner with ‘Big 4’ firm, Deloitte, and held executive positions with major national and international companies. He has set up and managed commercially driven Internal Audit and Risk Management, Financial Management and Business Improvement functions in large multi-nationals. Jay has extensive experience in risk management, business improvement, finance management, audit, governance, investigations and project management for organisations in Australia, the UK, USA, Asia and North Africa. His expertise has ensured the successful implementation of business improvement initiatives focused on enhancing profitability, cost savings and cash flow. Jay's experience spans several industries including, but not limited to, government, education, banking and finance, manufacturing, retail, distribution, insurance, healthcare, publishing, transport and not-for-profits. His achievements enabled companies, both nationally and internationally, continual business improvement, enhanced KPI achievement and improved
Jay is an accredited trainer and has provided training for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Australian Institute of Management. He is regularly invited to facilitate industry conferences in Australia and internationally on risk management, business and profit improvement and internal audit. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in the UK, Jay is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Fellow with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Business Law from the University of Stirling, Scotland.