I am Chair of the Division of Accounting and Finance, Stirling Management School having been appointed to this position in January 2011. After graduating in Modern History and Political Economy at the University of Glasgow, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant [CA, 1978] with Thomson McLintock and Co [one of the predecessor firms of KPMG] with whom I gained post-qualifying experience as an audit manager. I joined the University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in accounting in 1981. I moved to Glasgow Caledonian University in 1991 where I was, successively, senior lecturer, reader and executive director [academic] of the centre for risk and governance. I was appointed to a chair in accountancy at Stirling in 2004. In my current position, I seek to make a full contribution to the research and teaching activities of the Division as well as to its management. I maintain close links with the profession and, in particular, with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).