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, Chairman & Director

 

Eddy is the Founder of MPES and our Chairman.  He primarily teaches Management Accounting and Financial Management.

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.

Gayani Fernando – MBA, BBus

 

Gayani has been lecturing in Business Management subjects for over seven years to both undergraduate and post graduate business students in London (LBIC, Brunel University). This follows a 20 year career in the Financial Services sector specialising in pension funds, retail banking products and investment trusts, across Australia, the Pacific, Singapore and the US.

She holds a Bachelor of Business degree and a Masters in Business Administration both from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).  Gayani is a doctoral researcher with the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Bradford where she is undertaking her PhD in FinTech.  Gayani is also a visiting marker for the University of Roehampton (Business School) in London.

You can reach Gayani on gayani.fernando@mpes.co.uk.  

Michelle Meakin – FCCA, CAT

 

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 6 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.

Clive Wilcox - ACA, CPA

 

Clive has lectured on a number of ACCA courses, including as an Associate Professor at the International College of the Cayman Islands.

He has a wide range of practical experience in public practice in London, Jamaica and New York, as well as spending time in industry, commerce, and the public sector.  

Clive brings all of his vast experience to the classroom to help explain some of the more technical areas he teaches. 

You can reach Clive on
clive.wilcox@mpes.co.uk.

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), ACA

 

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.

Jodie Lucas - ACA

 

Jodie always knew she was destined to be an accountant and after earning the opportunity of a 4 year ICAEW training contract, qualified as ACA at the age of 22.

After leaving audit practice in 2000, Jodie worked for Kaplan Financial for 16 years as an integral part of their Birmingham tutoring team - teaching ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA studies. She left Kaplan in search of some up-to-date practical experience to reinforce and complement her classroom delivery.

Jodie established her own company soon after and has built a portfolio of varied clients, dividing her time and energy between her continued passion for freelance lecturing for a number of providers in the UK and Dubai; and contract audit and advisory work for Deloitte.

She is enthusiastic and driven to help students to understand, apply and retain their technical knowledge gained from her subjects, not only to enable students to pass exams but to become better prepared in the work place.

She has also been involved with the ACCA for a number of years as a former examiner for a financial accounting paper, marker and currently as a writer.

Her subjects are auditing and anything to do with financial accounting and corporate reporting and loves to draw a T account given any opportunity!

 

Jazz Williamson – ACCA
 

Jazz qualified as a chartered certified accountant with MPES in 2015 after 3 years of study.  Jazz has worked as an accountant on the Isle of Man for the last 5 years and has experience within the property development industry.

Jazz is currently an Analyst and Associate Portfolio Manager for an Isle of Man based Real Estate development company. 

You can reach Jazz on jazz.williamson@mpes.co.uk.

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

Anthony Uzum - FCCA, CFA

 

Anthony has worked for various companies including Kaplan Financial, BPP in the UK and Global Training Cyprus.

He has taught ICAEW MI, FM, SBM and Case Study as well as FM and FR courses in ACCA, CIMA and AAT. 

He qualified ACCA in 2007 as a full time student and began working at Kaplan Financial, Reading until 2014. He also completed the CFA program and became a member in 2012. 

Anthony has been a marker for various institutes and a registered ACCA/ Oxford Brookes Mentor. 

Anthony moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 2014 in search of some practical experience, splitting his time between freelance lecturing for a number of providers in the UK, Cyprus, Greece, Malaysia, Mauritius; and a director for a logistics company in Lagos. 


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.

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.

Mariana Mendes - Office & Marketing Administrator

 

Mariana is our Receptionist and Office & Marketing Administrator, who works closely with Sarah, Will and Leanne to ensure that the MPES students, clients and tutors and offices are well looked after.  Mariana primarily deals with the recording of all attendance / results and the upkeep of MyMPES (upload of course resources / upload of vimeos and input of questions), but also assists Leanne with administration tasks and Sarah with the marketing function here at MPES.

You can reach Mariana on mariana.mendes@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.

 

 

Sarah Kewin – FCCA, MIoD - 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 MPES accountancy apprenticeship programme and the MyMPES initiative.

Sarah has over 30 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.