The in-house Experts

At ASE we've recruited a team of exceptional people who know a lot about one thing - the automotive industry! We know you'll enjoy working with some of the most experienced and talented professionals in this sector, people who bring an intelligent, informed approach to what is a complex and pressurised business.

Jason Leach - Audit Partner, Managing Director - Professional Services

Jason Leach

Jason has a wealth of experience in advising owner-managed and family businesses, has guided businesses through their initial public offerings as well as extensive experience in capital market transactions. After more than 20 years with PwC, Jason manages ASE's Professional Services Division together with the Audit and Tax Partners. Also responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and international projects, Jason is proficient in French and Russian.

Michelle Malone - Tax Director

Michelle Malone

Michelle worked for 11 years in audit in practice before joining the ASE tax team in 2004 and is now the motor trade's leading VAT specialist. Michelle also manages our corporation tax compliance process and delivers bespoke corporate tax planning solutions to ASE's clients.

Earl Carroll - Project Director

Earl Carroll

Earl initially joined the business within the Audit Team, gaining extensive first-hand experience of the Motor Trade. In 2001 he transferred to the Business Management Department to focus on delivery, development and design of Composite Business Management Systems across the Motor Trade. Since 2010 Earl as Project Director has focused on co-ordinating the new business systems delivery.

Paul Dobson FCCA - Audit Manager

Paul Dobson

Qualifying as an ACCA with ASE, Paul has worked exclusively within motor retail where he manages the audit and other financial consultancy projects for both manufacturers and dealer groups, including a secondment to a large PLC group as a divisional finance director. An expert on financial modeling, Paul currently works extensively for a major manufacturer carrying out financial consultancy on struggling dealers across Europe.

Andrew Nealy - Senior Product Specialist

Andrew Nealy

After 10 years in general accounting practices, Andrew joined ASE in 1999 and has been helping dealers with their accounting needs and the implementation of improved financial systems. Moving into ASE's Business Management division, Andrew now plays a key role in the development of our data collection and reporting systems. This cross-disciplinary expertise is indicative of the talent within ASE.

Tim Lwin - Tax Partner FCA CTA

Tim Lwin

Tim previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Andersen in their corporate tax compliance and tax investigations teams. He has over 18 years' experience in tax mitigation strategies and has successfully advised owner managed businesses, including car dealerships and suppliers to the automotive industry, on profit extraction, corporate restructuring, employer incentives and exit planning. Tim is responsible for the development of the ASE corporate and personal tax team in identifying and implementing tax saving opportunities.