Meet the team
Mark Partridge FCA
Mark qualified at Ernst & Young after obtaining his degree at the London School of Economics. After five years in commerce he founded Chariot House with the express intention of helping SME’s understand and control their finances so they could grow and fulfill their potential.
Always a keen sportsman, Mark now devotes much of his spare time to watching his three boys play in various sporting events around the South East.
Mark likes to be involved in the local community being Fixture Secretary for mini’s section at Brighton Rugby Club.
John Thacker FCA DChA
John acts for a wide range of businesses and organisations, in particular for charities, owner-managed businesses and professional practices.
John Thacker qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and later obtained his Diploma in Charity Accounting. He was a partner in Clark Brownscombe for over 20 years and has also worked for KPMG.
John prepares our charity newsletter, has produced a number of articles on charity matters. He also regularly presents at our charity seminars. He is an active member of MDHub and reads widely on business and personal development matters.
Leanne Leverington FMAAT
Leanne manages the Chariot House London office where she and her team provide a full out-sourced finance function, as well as traditional accounting services, to many clients from ecommerce start-ups to charitable organisations.
She joined Chariot House as a trainee in 2010 after three years at Fisher Michael in Chelmsford.
With a keen eye for detail Leanne is responsible for ensuring consistency of procedure across Chariot House as well as being its Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
Always keen on fitness, Leanne has more recently taken to two wheels completing London to Brighton and London to Southend bike rides.
Chris Tyler FCA DChA
Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987, has obtained his Diploma in Charity Accounting and is a Fellow of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners. He acts for a wide range of businesses and organisations, in particular charities.
He joined Clark Brownscombe in 1998, having previously been a partner at another Sussex based firm of Chartered Accountants.
In his spare time Chris likes to play tennis and has represented Sussex at all age groups. He is a Trustee and Vice President of Tennis Sussex, having previously been their Treasurer.
Graham’s areas of expertise include some of our larger audit clients, professional practices and a large portfolio of clients within the charity sector.
Graham Shorter joined Clark Brownscombe from school in 1973 and worked continuously in their Hove office from then until the merger with Chariot House.
Away from his desk, Graham is a fan of all sport, and is one of the top ten over-60 triple jumpers in the UK.
Michelle Westbury FCCA
Michelle joined Chariot House in 2018 having previously been a partner at another Brighton-based firm of accountants.
Michelle works with a variety of clients ranging from people starting out in business to companies that turn over millions. She also has over 20 years experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector, including community interest companies and co-operatives.
Michelle’s specialisms include accounts, audit, taxation, R&D tax credits, service charge accounts, and accounting for solicitors.
In her spare time Michelle is a trustee of two local charities. Other passions include travel and live music.