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Chris Appleton

Chairman
Nexia Smith & Williamson

T: 023 8082 7622
E: chris.appleton@smith.williamson.co.uk
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Chris has 24 years experience at partner and director level, acting for a wide range of quoted, private and not for profit companies. He specialises in providing financial and strategic advice to our medium and larger corporate clients alongside the provision of audit services and is the Senior Director of our Southampton office. Recent experience includes advising on acquisitions and disposals, succession planning and group reorganisations.

His client portfolio includes a significant element of entrepreneurial businesses in the IT communications, construction, manufacturing, leisure and property sectors as well as extensive engagement with the charity and social housing sectors. Chris regularly acts as lead director, taking primary responsibility for the relationship with our larger clients and coordinating the various services we provide.

International work forms a significant part of Chris’s client focus, where he makes full use of the strength and resources of Nexia International, our international network.

Chris is Chairman of Nexia Smith & Williamson, the audit arm of the Smith & Williamson group.

Chris is currently on the board of Bournemouth University. For six years he was a non-executive director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority where he chaired the Audit Committee. He was also a director of Bournemouth Orchestras and a director of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He joined Smith & Williamson from Coopers & Lybrand in 1993.