Meet our UK experts
Our team are experts in complex, compliance-driven environments and provide the vision, mission and direction of the tax and accountancy products and company.
Our team are driven by an extreme passion for the technology and putting our customers at the heart of everything they do. By combining our expert knowledge with technology, our solutions enable our customers to achieve growth.
Wendy Rowe ATT, CTA, MBA, is the Product Director at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK. She is responsible for the strategy and direction of the tax and accounting software suite. She has more than 20 years of experience in tax and accountancy. Wendy joined Ernst & Young in trust accounting and moved progressively to a portfolio of high net worth clients, processing personal, partnership, trust tax as well as capital gains tax. She holds an MBA from Henley Management College and is a Chartered Tax Advisor. Wendy’s focus is on how a business strategy and product vision can evolve through its customers and people.
She translates customer needs into a software approach that solves pain points and provides new opportunities. Wendy leads a team of dedicated product specialists and encourages them to continue to develop their product set to meet the needs of customers tomorrow, today.
Natasha Kobrak is Senior Product Manager for Cloud Applications and is responsible for seeing through the development of the cloud product portfolio in Wolters Kluwer UK’s Tax & Accounting division.
Natasha came to Wolters Kluwer from Xchanging where she was Product Director in their procurement division. She has spent the last 13 years working in cloud product management and her experience spans product development, product marketing, launch management and product strategy for a range of online enterprise solutions.
Phil Thornton is Senior Product Manager and responsible for bringing our digitalisation strategy to market. Phil spends his time working with our customers to understand what becoming a digital practice means to them, what is happening in the market and to build solutions that will support our customers on this journey.
Phil’s primary focus has been to support the transition to Making Tax Digital. Phil has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the accountancy sector, having previously worked in-house as an accountant before moving into the world of commercial and product management. Phil believes that digitalisation will bring about many opportunities for the industry. Phil’s purview is to understand what those opportunities look like, deliver solutions to support this and work with our advisors to bring this to life within their practice and with their clients.
Paul Brace is Head of Business Development at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK’s software division. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Paul was a general partner in practice for 15 years, leaving practice in 1993 to concentrate on developing a suite of software for accountants in practice. Paul has been with Wolters Kluwer since the acquisition of his company, PROacc Systems, in 2002. Paul’s specific area of expertise is audit and accounting.
Dean Shepherd is Senior Product Manager for Compliance at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK. He has over 20 years of experience as a practising accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and is responsible for ensuring our compliance products continue to meet our customer’s changing needs. Dean joined Wolters Kluwer after selling his own practice that he built from the ground up over a period of 10 years.
Evan Jones is Senior Product Manager for Practice at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK. His product range includes CCH Practice Management, CCH Document Management, Reporting and Workflow covering both existing on-premise and our future cloud products. Evan originally was an auditor before specialising in corporate IT systems for accountancy practices for over 10 years. He contracted to our professional services team for a number of years providing consultancy on Wolters Kluwer’s non-compliance, accounts, tax and online products.
Kevin Renshaw is Chief Technology Officer at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK. He has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, working with global businesses to define technology strategy and delivering enterprise products and services across the private and public sector. Kevin joined Wolters Kluwer from Capita where he was responsible for the development of all new cloud products and services within the IT Enterprise Services business.
Elite Avner Torbit is the Lead UX Designer at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK. Elite is focused on introducing design thinking methodologies that put our customers at the centre of the design efforts of our products. She is responsible for creating the space for everyone involved to be creative, experiment and collaborate every day, with the ultimate goal of delivering products that our customers will love.
Our employees are software developers, content editors, and experts in a wide range of professional fields – to name just a few areas of expertise. Learn more about global career opportunities at Wolters Kluwer on our global careers site.