Nicholas Hallam, Chairman

Nicholas is responsible for overseeing Accordance’s international consulting, compliance and sales teams; defining the company’s position in a complex and changing marketplace; and developing a long-term strategy for the business.

He was, along with David Stokes and Bart O’Toole, one of the founders of Accordance, and is interested in creating and fostering a positive and dynamic working environment, where success is driven by imagination and empowerment, and relationships are built on respect.

Nicholas career-changed into VAT in 2000 after a brief period as an academic: he holds a BA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

He is a regular attendee at the International VAT Association, and is focused on increasing public and business awareness of European VAT policy – particularly the political and commercial implications of the European Commission’s VAT harmonisation agenda. He writes regularly on European VAT, and has recently featured in The Telegraph and Accountancy magazine.