Kay is a forensic accountant specialising in all commercial matters, such as share valuations, insurance claims, management consultancy, construction disputes, business interruption, insolvency and corporate recovery, fraud investigations, forensic reconstruction, tax professional negligence and tax investigations. She has provided expert evidence in civil, family and criminal litigation in the UK and around the world.
Kay has a wealth of experience in matters of compliance, having been the Chief Executive of the Joint Insolvency Monitoring Unit Limited for the self-regulation of the insolvency profession; and held the position of the Board of Inland Revenue’s Chief Investigating Accountant and Head of Accounting Profession at HMRC. She is currently a Trustee and Director of several not-for-profit organisations and Charities.
Kay is a Part Time Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators a City of London Livery company. Kay is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has an MBA from the University of Sheffield, is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Arbitrator and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. She is also a member of the ICAEW London Police Liaison Panel. Kay is the author or co-author of Tolley’s Tax Appeals (2001); Tolley’s Accountancy Litigation Support (1998-2004); Experts in the Civil Courts (OUP, 2006).
Kay has been a Governor of the Expert Witness Institute since 2005 and is currently vice-chairman and Treasurer.