Michelle is a partner in the firm’s Not-for-Profit Group and is Joint Head of the Academies Sector, alongside Graham Fitzgerald. She has extensive experience working closely with not-for-profit organisations and their management teams providing audit and compliance advice as well as specialist advice on governance, risk, strategic and policy issues.
Over the past 20 years Michelle has advised a wide variety of not-for-profit organisations, including: international charities, academies and independent schools, professional bodies and membership organisations, as well as fundraising and grant funded charities.
Michelle has been involved with the academy sector for over 10 years and has advised schools on the conversion to academy status and Multi Academy Trusts on how to manage growth.
Michelle contributes to the firm’s Not-for-Profit and Academies e-briefs on matters affecting the sector and provides training courses and workshops on technical issues. She contributes articles to the sector press and is involved with a number of initiatives for the charity and not-for-profit sector in the Kent area and nationally.