Greg Clough

  • Watford Hertfordshire / London
  • 07703 212472
Greg Clough

Qualified Insolvency Practitioner - Compliance & Process Technology Systems Manger


A motivated and visionary business process, systems and compliance professional  with strong  experience in both budgeting and financial controls rooted in insolvency and business recovery.  Now looking to bring my skills to areas outside my professional area and with a keen interest in free schools - especially cloud based systems and school finance, compliance and governance controls. 



Governance & Risk Management

Qualified professional in a regulated market - strong in pragmatic demonstrable compliance and monitoring - from inception, to deployment, to ongoing and continuous improvement 

Budgeting & Financial Control

As a client facing insolvency case manager  I had experience of preparing Statements of Affairs and Deficiency statements across many markets.  

Subsequently I managed the internal cash procedures; both testing and implementing internal controls over multi-million pounds of client transactions.  Internally I prepared and managed the  £1m+ annual technology budget.

Cloud based bookkeeping and other Software As A Service (SAAS) systems

Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing Software as a Service companies globally.  I am a Bronze Xero bookkeeping partner and re-seller with a keen interest in cloud based / SAAS applications and their deployment to create integrated, or at least coherent, systems and processes.

Currently I provide accounting and bookkeeping support to a CoE Church, CoE Primary School (pre-opening budget) and a newly formed insolvency compliance consultancy - as well as my own small property investment portfolio.

People skills

In different aspects of my former roles I have been a People Leader, responsible for recruiting, training, developing and managing a business technology team as it grew from 2 - 20+ across multiple locations; I have been a cost centre / department manager, a compliance senior manager and a 200+ technology and change project team member

Compliance & Quality Performance Review

Experienced in both cold and hot physical case file reviews as well as the design, implementation and subsequent monitoring of automated, system-based reviews; also accomplished at managing External Regulatory visits 

Business Analysis & Change Management

Quick to grasp business processes, to discern the mandatory kernel and evolved bureaucracy and to lead people to realise that their routine can be changed to give an improved outcome for both them and their customers

Business Process Improvement & System Integration

Innovative and motivated to re-design or re-work business processes to work together and make a better integrated experience; systems integrated have included single user modules to enterprise wide processes

Project Management & Agile development and deployment techniques

Experience of both waterfall and agile project management approaches - from small, team and departmental-based systems & processes to European, enterprise wide applications. 

Insolvency Practitioners System (IPS) & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

IPS is the de facto business standard software used by insolvency practitioners.  Over a period of 15+ years implemented and developed the firm's integration of the IPS system with the firm's ERP and other enterprise systems as well as third party data systems such as the Land Registry

Work History

Work History
Dec 2015 - Present

Director Governor

Watford St John's CoE Primary School

Commercial Challenge, Finance & Process Technology Advisor

2013 - Nov 2015

Advisory Compliance & Process Technology Senior Manager


Enterprise Systems processes & Insolvency Regulator visits

2002 - 2012

Restructuring Process Technology & Insolvency Compliance Senior Manager


Growing & developing the firm's Restructuring Process Technology Team

Ensuring the firm's systems compliant with Insolvency Rules and interface to Regulator visits

1996 - 2002

Insolvency, Compliance & Process Technology Manager 

KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock

Split role - Bankruptcy & IVA Department Manager, Compliance (QPR and external visists) Manager, IPS for Windows System Manager

1992 - 1996

Insolvency Administrator

Peat Marwick McLintock (now KPMG)

Bankruptcy & Compulsory Liquidations

1989 - 1992


Peat Marwick (now KPMG)

Student Contract

1984 - 1985

Retail assistant - Computer Centre & Respite Care

WH Smiths & Winged Fellowship Trust (now Vitalise)

Employed and Volunteer respectively


1995 - Present

Member of the Insolvency Practitioners' Association and Member of the Association of Business Recovery Specialists


Business Recovery Professional

1995 - 1995

Joint Insolvency Exam Board

Insolvency Practitioner

Not licensed

1985 - 1989

Joint Honours Law & Electronics

University of Keele

Bachelor of Arts (Subsidiary Maths & Music)

1976 - 1984

Electronics, Maths & Physics

Trinity School of John Whitgift, Shirley Park, Croydon

 Advanced Levels

Other Interests

Xero - bookkeeping & cloud computing

Church Warden & Acting Treasurer - St John the Apostle & Evangelist, Watford; 

Asylum & Refugee welfare action

Choral Singing, Cooking, Travel