Rob was the Founder and is the Senior Partner at Tindle’s Chartered Accountants and has a wide experience in a Business Advisory role, and also in delivering specialist Accounting, Audit and Tax support to entrepreneurial businesspeople. Tindle’s are Auditors and ACA Training firm.
His other business interests include property and the development and operation of a 200 bed Hotel on Gateshead Quayside: a role finding him on the other side of the table dealing with bankers and auditors. A very interesting and useful experience!
Rob’s ‘not for profit’ commitment is as Chair of Board Governors of Teesside High School; a fabulous school providing excellent “education as it should be”.
His commitment and passion for the Professional means he has also been very active over many decades with ICAEW whether as:
In 2017 he was elected by Northern ACA’s as their Council Member to represent them on ICAEW Council. Rob has taken to that role in his usual robust and commercial style, representing members, working for the development and protection of the Institute and holding the ICAEW Executive to account.
In 2020 Rob was elected, by his fellow Council members, to represent them on the ICAEW Board; his manifesto was for transparency of information, greater scrutiny and healthier debate, and give the opportunity to bring his experience to the commercial management of the Profession. The ICAEW Board is the key forum for challenging and holding the ICAEW Executive to account.
The ICAEW faces many challenges in the wake of Brexit and the COVID pandemic, including Trust in the Profession, and the imminent BEIS consultation on Audit. Rob is a constructive contributor to the issues requiring strong leadership to maintain ICAEW as the leader in the Business, Regulatory and Accounting world.
As a Board member, Rob has also been contributing to ICAEW “Vision 2030” where ICAEW is considering the impact on the Profession of such “game changers” as Artificial Intelligence and data analytics, regulatory evolution, the commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, diversity in the profession and attracting and retaining talent.
His biggest concern? The current malaise at Newcastle United!