Meet the MPES Team

MPES is a Manx owned and operated company that specialises in examination based teaching and training for professionals working within the accountancy and other professional fields.

Our Teaching Team

Eddy Kewin - BA (Hons), FCCA, FCIM - MPES Founder & Managing Director

 

Eddy is the Founder of MPES and our Managing Director.  He primarily teaches Management Accounting, Financial Management and Tax.

He has been on the Isle of Man for over 25 years, returning to his family’s roots after graduating with an Accounting & Finance degree and started his teaching career in 2000 with BPP, before setting up MPES.

Eddy became the youngest President of the ACCA District Society and keeps a keen interest in the local and international organisations, having represented the UK on the ACCA’s International Assembly.

Having several years’ industry experience allows Eddy to address real business problems in the classroom. His philosophy is that every delegate should gain knowledge that can be applied in the work place on a regular basis. 

You can reach Eddy on eddy.kewin@mpes.co.uk.

Peter Brumby – FCCA - Senior Tutor & MPES Non-Executive Director
 

Peter joined the MPES team in 2004.

His professional tuition focuses on the audit based and corporate governance papers.

A former student representative on the island’s ACCA committee, he has a wide range of business experience including retail and financial services. His experience includes exposure to, and involvement with plc and FTSE100 companies in the UK, as well as large multinational organisations outside the UK and Manx based regulators. 

You can reach Peter on peter.brumby@mpes.co.uk.

Michelle Meakin – CAT, FCCA

 

Michelle commenced her professional studies with MPES when she was 18 years old, with the CAT qualification.  After obtaining CAT, she then moved on to ACCA and qualified soon after.  She obtained both qualifications in just over 4 years.

Michelle has been lecturing at MPES for 7 years.  As she is only young, Michelle is able to directly  relate to her students and give them the guidance, support and the technical skills they require to pass their exams, first time.

Michelle’s work ethic and technical knowledge is second to none and her student feedback and their amazing exam results, confirm what an excellent tutor she is!


You can reach Michelle on michelle.meakin@mpes.co.uk.

Alan Lewin – BSc Econ, FCA

 

Alan has worked for various companies including Kaplan Financial and BPP in the UK as well as being a founder visiting tutor at MPES. He also has examination experience with CIMA where he was chief examiner for 10 years and more recently ACCA where he was Audit and Assurance examiner for 5 years.

Alan now focuses on tutoring the advanced level papers such as case study at ICAEW and CIMA in preparing students for the completion of their accountancy studies.

He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Leicester. Alan left accountancy practice in 1985 to start a career in lecturing and then consultancy. He initially worked for Chart Tutors (now Kaplan) running one of their examination centres, then moved back to Deloitte’s audit training department and then in 1996 established his own training company.

Richard Poole - BSc (Hons), FCCA

 

Richard has worked for various companies including Kaplan Financial and BPP in the UK.  He also has examination experience with ACCA where he marked the ACCA F7 paper for several years (and in more recent times the ACCA P7 paper too).

Richard has taught all Tax and FR type papers for ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AAT from foundation level through to the advanced level. He qualified ACCA in 2004, whilst working for Tenon (Formally BDO) in the East Midlands, and then went on to work for PwC East Midlands and Gatwick.

Richard left accountancy practice in 2005 to start a career in lecturing. He worked for Kaplan for 8 years, running the Milton Keynes and East Midlands divisions, had a year in industry with Johnson Diversey (Part of Unilever) and then established his own company which focuses on training and other client and consultancy work.

Steve Salt - BA (Hons), FCA

 

Steve graduated from Exeter University in 2002 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance then moved to London where he worked in audit and trained as a chartered accountant.

Once qualified, Steve worked as a tutor at Kaplan Financial in London, primarily teaching tax, financial management and strategic business management papers for ACA.

Steve also has experience teaching ACCA, AAT and ATT papers and has been involved in various product creation roles. This experience allows Steve to pitch learning material at the required level to his target audience ensuring the learning experience is as beneficial as possible to the participants.

Steve’s tuition style aims to blend both the importance of understanding theoretical concepts with the relevance of practical application.

Monika Zoradova - FCCA, CTA, ADIT

 

Monika qualified as a chartered certified accountant with MPES in 2012. She carried on with her studies and in 2016 she qualified as a chartered tax adviser. Furthermore in 2017 she completed the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, a specialist advanced qualification in international and cross-border taxation.

She is also a panel member of the ACCA Isle of Man Network Group.

Monika has gained over 7 years experience in both domestic and international tax with a Big 4 accounting firm before taking on her current role in 2017 as Head of Tax of a listed real estate investment company, where she is responsible for overseeing the tax strategy and tax structuring of the whole group operating in multiple jurisdictions.

You can reach Monika on monika.zoradova@mpes.co.uk

Sean Freeland - BA (Hons), ACA

 

Sean graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2013 with a degree in Economics.  Sean then went on to qualify as a chartered accountant in 2018, completing his training locally and in Malta.

Sean works for a local Accountancy firm and has a wide and varied role as a Client Accountant.  In addition to the nuts and bolts elements of his job (bookkeeping and preparing financial statements), Sean has also written articles on Blockchain Technology, assisted his clients with their IT implementation and is heavily involved with the take on and compliance for new clients, as well as the maintenance of existing client relations.

Sean is a keen hiker and diver.  He has a passion for crypto, actively trades bitcoin and other alts, which lead him to develop an automated trading bot, PortalBOT, a trading tool designed to help newbies and experienced traders alike with an interest in crypto to trade successfully and safely without the emotion or the time constraint of monitoring the market.

Sean is also a prolific traveller and has been to Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Eastern Europe and Malta, to name but a few places.

You can reach Sean on sean.freeland@mpes.co.uk

Sean O'Leary - BSc (Hons), ACMA

 

Sean is a St Andrews maths graduate and began his career in fund management in the city in 1985. He began his teaching career with BPP in 2000, and since then has taught and written material for a variety of teaching organisation both in the UK and overseas, specialising in strategic level papers.

Additionally, he has been a marker, moderator and examiner for a number of accountancy institutes in the UK for over fifteen years.

A keen Rochdale AFC fan, he is no stranger to despair, and is always willing to discuss the restorative powers of a hot meat and potato pie in a wet north facing stand in January.

Sheila Banks - MICA

 

Sheila is an experienced Compliance professional with a demonstrated history of over 35 years working in the legal and financial service industries in the UK and the Isle of Man. Skilled in Management, Corporate Governance, Leadership and Risk Management. Sheila is a Member of the International Compliance Association and the Alliance of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals.

 


Our Admin Support Team

Will Kewin - BSc (Hons) - Office Manager
 

 

Will is our Office Manager and is currently working his way through his ACCA qualification.  

Will is predominantly responsible for the Course Scheduling and Accounting function here at MPES and works closely with Eddy and Sarah, to ensure the smooth running of the business and that MPES continues to provide the highest quality of client service to all of its stakeholders.

Will also heads up our online offering - www.ipalearning.com.  If you would like to know about any of our online courses, please contact Will, in the first instance.

You can reach Will on will.kewin@mpes.co.uk.

Leanne Sharman - Assistant Office Manager

 

Leanne is our Assistant Office Manager and deals with every aspect of administration, involving the welfare of students, HRs, tutors and any other interested parties (e.g. inital enquiries, course booking, ordering of course materials, exam bookings, any issues etc).  Leanne will also ensure that students homework and mock exams are looked after, passed on to the tutors and marked.  If you ever have a question or query to do with a course / course materials or exams - Leanne is your first port of call. 

You can reach Leanne on leanne.sharman@mpes.co.uk.

 Ben Kewin - Management Trainee

 

Ben is our newest Management Trainee.  Ben has completed his CFAB qualification and has now transferred over to the ACCA qualification.  

Ben is responsible for our many ad-hoc special projects, which ensure that student and client records are kept up to date and that we continue to keep pace with the ever changing education IT infrastructure.  He is also in the process of automating the MPES mock exam process and looks after all student Zoom links, with Leanne.  Ben also assists Sarah with our internal accounting function.

You can reach Ben on ben.kewin@mpes.co.uk.

Julia Karran - Office Cleaner

 

Julia assists the admin team with the smooth running and upkeep of the office. Julia is heavily involved with Project 21 here on the Island and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends and going to the theatre and cinema, with her friends and family.

Honey Kewin - Office Pooch

 

Honey is our unofficial mascot and the MPES office dog.

This 7.5 year old little lady is very friendly and affectionate.  Honey brings a lot of joy to everyone, as she is always so welcoming.

Did you know - petting a dog is a great stress-reliever too, which is an added benefit for our students, tutors and staff alike!

Honey often spends her day greeting everyone who comes into MPES and sunbathing in the reception area.  

 

 

Sarah Kewin – FCCA, MIoD - MPES Operations & Marketing Director

 

Sarah deals with all aspects of running the business (client queries, statutory requirements, accounts, tax, marketing and new product development etc). She also heads up the MyMPES initiative.

Sarah has over 25 years experience in our local Financial Sector and has fulfilled the majority of roles, within the modern office environment, during her career.

Sarah studied at MPES and qualified as a chartered certified accountant (ACCA).  She has a vast amount of real life work experience, which she brings to her role to ensure the smooth running of the firm, help aid business growth and maintain the excellent client service that MPES provide.

If you ever have any issues with MPES / IPA or the MyMPES system, please contact Sarah directly.  

You can reach Sarah on sarah.kewin@mpes.co.uk.