Luke holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification (CF) and the CISI Diploma in Corporate Finance for which he was a prize winner.
He has been in the profession for over 20 years. He began specialising in Corporate Finance having spent a year seconded to the Central Bank of Kuwait after the 2008 crisis, a year which was focused on the unwinding of a global investment house holding a $3.5bn portfolio of investment companies. Prior to that he read Physics at King’s College, Cambridge, and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a ‘Big 4’ firm in the East of England. He then practiced for nearly five years across the Middle East and North America, and returned to the UK in 2011 to build the corporate practice of a smaller firm in Suffolk, where he was responsible for its capital market and more serious corporate and transactional work, as well as its international network.
Luke joined Scrutton Bland in 2017 to lead and develop the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. This includes a Valuations Group of international repute which has specific strengths in developing practice on growth shares, control premiums, and intangibles work (particularly the valuation of data assets). Luke is also one of the Partners responsible for the firm’s relationship with its global network, Nexia International, which is the world’s largest network of independent accountancy firms.
Luke is a regular presenter for the firm and a frequent media commentator.
Outside of the office Luke spends most of his time ferrying his young family around. He has a keen interest in political history, economics and current affairs, keeps bees and plays bass guitar.