Giles is a Chartered Accountant (1982) and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (1989). He is also a member of the Academy of Experts. He trained with Thomson McLintock & Co in London and then moved to KPMG in Plymouth where he became a partner in 1991. Seeing the benefit of a niche practice dedicated to insolvency and expert witnessing he joined Richard Smith in 1994.
He is Chairman of the General Technical Committee of R3, a member of R3’s Council and until March 2011 was the accounting member of the Lord Chancellors Insolvency Rules Committee. He is also a co-author of ‘Individual Voluntary Arrangements’ published by Jordans and lectures on insolvency topics.
He is married to Ruth and has two children. In his spare time he is Churchwarden, sings (tenor), plays cricket and gardens.