John Thompson


John is the Advisory Guy and Head of CAS UK and Ireland. He has been working in Advisory for more than 20 years from before Advisory was even called Advisory and is the go to guy for Advisory. He is an FCA who has worked outside the profession for a large leisure corporation in Operations and FD of an SME in Construction. He was also the Business Development Manager with Harris Walters Winchester which tripled in size in two years by deploying an advisory led approach before being acquired by a Top Ten Firm. John became a national partner with the Top Ten Firm where he was the leading strategic adviser to OMB’s and trained more than 100 partners and managers how to deliver Advisory Services. He is also a Member of the Association of Business Psychologists.


Tony Sandbach


Tony is a Chartered Accountant who has been a partner in several top ten firms. He is a qualified Business Coach and is passionate about the power of facilitation and coaching in helping people achieve their goals. He is a specialist in coaching partners of professional firms. As one of the principals of CAS in the UK and Ireland he focuses on providing accountants in practice with the structure and process they need to successfully implement the delivery of advisory services with the Complete Advisory Solution. Tony is also an Ex-President of the East Anglia Society of Chartered Accountants.

Richard Walters


Richard is a Chartered Accountant who went from start up to acquisition by a top ten global firm in less than 20 years. He is one of the world’s leading experts on strategic planning for owner managed businesses and has led the way as the inventor and designer of the Complete Advisory Solution, which has been successfully used by accountants in practice with their clients for over a decade now in the UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and the USA.