President of the Humberside and District Society of Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser Chris Driver has two reasons to celebrate – he’s been appointed an associate partner at RNS and elected President of the Humberside and District Society of Chartered Accountants.

Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser Chris Driver has two reasons to celebrate – he's been appointed an associate partner at RNS and elected President of the Humberside and District Society of Chartered Accountants.

Chris, who joined RNS in 2015, is a member of the agricultural team based in the Brigg office.

He was pleased to become an associate partner and thanked the firm for supporting him.

Chris went to Winterton Comprehensive School, followed by John Leggott College, and graduated from Durham University with an economics degree shortly before joining RNS.

He qualified, after training, as a chartered accountant and is also a specialist tax adviser, becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation earlier this year.

Chris said: “I've gained a lot of experience since joining RNS and built those positive relationships with clients which are so important.

“I'm pleased to become a partner and look forward to playing my part in the firm's continued growth.”

The ICAEW role would broaden his experience still further.

He joined its regional committee in May, 2019, as Vice President, and succeeded to Deputy President a year later.

Chris is hoping it will be a busy 12 months.

“In spite of the pandemic, we managed to run a wide range of events, albeit wholly virtually, over the past 18 months,” he said.

“These included a range of technical updates such as those from the British Business Bank and Bank of England, forums for Members in Business and Practice as well as a series of events entitled Pandemic Perspectives in collaboration with our neighbouring districts.

“As restrictions ease, we plan to run a blend of virtual and face-to-face events.”

He hopes younger members will be encouraged to get involved.

“We will run a number of events for them such as career conversations to help them plot out their future career and a New Members' Ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 intake in the Spring as well.

“We also plan to hold the first Annual Charity Dinner since November 2019 next April as part of our plans to re-engage with members in person as restrictions are lifted.”

The society is looking to run pan professional events that encourage networking beyond the accountancy sector and anybody who would like to participate should contact Chris.

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