Gary Cooksey

Gary initially studied law before embarking upon a career as a Chartered Accountant.  After qualifying with a mid-tier firm, Gary then spent 20 years working for international accounting practices, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, in audit and corporate advisory services.  He worked on a number of those firms’ prestigious clients and was the Ernst & Young Senior Manager in charge of the flotation of 3i Group in 1994.  He spent the last 6 of those years working as Regional Operations Director, a member of the senior management team for Ernst & Young’s Central UK Region.  In that role Gary was responsible for the financial performance of the Regional Audit practice and also led the project to establish the firm’s new flagship office at One Colmore Row in Birmingham.

At the end of 2003, Gary decided to change course and return to the legal sector.  Initially, working for 3 years as Finance Director of a 12 partner commercial law firm in Staffordshire, but has since built up a small portfolio of part time roles.  He has been Finance Director of a four partner firm in Tamworth since 2007 and has worked as a consultant with Emms Gilmore Liberson since the inception of the firm in early 2011.  Gary’s appointment as Director of Finance and Administration commenced in August 2015.

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