Introduction to S K Sharma

  •   I am a practising Chartered accountant having been admitted as an associate of the institute of chartered accountants in England and Wales in November 1976 and made a fellow in January 1982.
  •   I trained with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and having qualified as a Chartered Accountant was appointed a Manager in that firm in 1979 and continued to work for them until December 1983.
    At this firm, I was responsible for dealing with all technical matters and for a number of large companies predominantly in the financial, shipping and electronics sectors. I have considerable audit experience both in the UK and abroad gained during the above period.
  •  I commenced my own practise as a sole practitioner in January 1984 and during the first three years was mainly involved in providing consultancy services in mergers and acquisitions, USM listings etc.
  •  I then concentrated on the general practise and at present have in excess of 100 client most of whom are local.

 Other Interests

  • I was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1990, and became an approved Chairman of the adult and youth courts in 1993.
  • I was appointed a member of the Hampshire and IOW Magistrates Court Committee in 1995 and remained so until 31st March 2005. This committee was responsible for running of all magistrates courts in the two counties and the training of 900+ magistrates.
    I was appointed a Court Board Member of H M Court Service in October 2004 by the Lord Chancellor. This board was responsible for all courts (Crown, county and magistrates) in the two counties, with a budget of £20+ m. This appointment ceased in December 2009 when the reorganisation of HMCS took place.
  • I was appointed a Non- Executive Director of Southampton Community NHS Trust in 1992 on its inception and retired as the Chairman in 2002 on its dissolution into five smaller trusts. This trust employed 4000 staff at 62 sites and had a budget of £150m. I was the chairman of the audit committee for ten years.
  • I was the Treasurer of Southampton Test Conservative Association from 1988 to 2002.
  •  I was a Director of Art Asia Trust Limited from 1997 to 2002.
  •  I attended 2000 Common Purpose programme and received the Community Entrepreneur Award.
    I was then invited to join the Common Purpose Advisory Committee for the Southampton Common Purpose programme in 2002.
  • I was appointed a General Commissioner of Income Tax for the Southampton Division in 2000 by the Lord Chancellor until March 2009, when the General Commissioners were abolished.
  •  I became a director of Wheatsheaf Trust Limited, a charity whose objects are the relief of unemployment for the public benefit by means of a range of interventions to promote social inclusion, economic development and lifelong learning for the communities in Southampton city and region in 2003, until 2006.
  •  I became a director of Sailors society, formerly British and International Sailors Society in 2007, a charity whose objects are to enhance and enrich seafarers’ lives throughout the world.
  • I was granted lifetime membership of the Millennium Awards fellowship in 2004.