"Satis founder, international tax expert, philanthropist and bon vivant"
Ross is a founder and Director of Satis Tax, as well as Satis Asset Management. He is also a consultant to Hillier Hopkins LLP.
As a Chartered Accountant and also regulated by the FCA to give investment advice, he is uniquely placed to provide investment advice coupled with the associated tax consequences that arise. Ross spent nearly 10 years working in one of the top 4 accounting firms, where he trained in the UK, US and international tax. He has over 4 decades of experience. Much has changed in the tax world over that period, both domestically and internationally, and this has meant that he attends many conferences and has regular training to keep up to date.
He acts as a trusted adviser to many families, dealing with all aspects of their financial lives. His experiences in dealing with clients over the years enable him to offer a kind and sympathetic approach to unravelling what can often be complicated and overwhelming family issues. His advice includes both personal tax, corporate tax, trusts, accountancy and financial planning. Experiences in accounting and taxation, and also the fact that he is able to give investment advice, allows the client to have a single point of contact for their financial affairs and also enables them to access Ross’ worldwide network of contacts for the specialist areas of advice that may be required.
Ross is a Trustee of several charities. He became involved in the charitable world in the mid-1990s and is actively involved in charitable projects around the world. Ross enjoys this as it allows him to help people who are not so fortunate.
Not surprisingly, being involved in international tax has enabled him to travel the world, and in particular, the USA where he travels at least 2-3 times a year (well at least before Covid!), allowing him to become familiar with different cultures around the world.
Ross loves watching most sport, especially since his hockey and badminton playing days are long since over. His father introduced him over 50 years ago to the Arsenal Football Club, and some of Ross’ children and grandchildren have followed in his footsteps, meaning that at least 4 generations have supported the team.
Originally when Ross left school he wanted to become a chef, rather than an accountant. He still hopes one day to achieve that, so he is quite at home cooking in the kitchen preparing himself for his next career!