Colin Slater FCA
Colin was a prize-winner of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ exam and has considerable expertise in the areas of tax planning, pensions, charities and computerised accounting.
In particular he is a specialist in forensic accounting and was responsible for the forensic investigation of Equitable Life’s finances during the well-publicised examination of its activities of the past decade.
Colin was responsible for uncovering an additional £1 billion ‘black hole’ in the society’s accounts – a shortfall previously undiscovered by regulators and auditors – and he is the author of ‘The Alternative Penrose Report’ which predicted the findings announced in March 2004 when Lord Penrose’s report to Parliament on Equitable Life was published.
Colin joined Burgess & Burgess in London in 1961 (see Our History for details) and became a Partner in 1968. Colin came to Canterbury with the firm in 1976 and has been instrumental in developing Burgess Hodgson’s software programmes and procedures ever since.