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Successful Women Podcast Show with your host Gill Donnell MBE

EPISODE 86: LISA UPCHURCH, HEAD OF TAX FOR NEW LOOK

Gill Donnell

Lisa, joined New Look in 2009 following a move to the South Coast after the birth of her daughter. Graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in Accounting and Finance, Lisa started her career with Ernst & Young in Cambridge, where she gained her tax qualifications.

After qualification, the bright lights of London beckoned and she joined Virgin, one of the world’s most recognisable brands as in-house tax accountant.  With responsibility for an extensive portfolio of companies including Virgin Atlantic, Cinemas, Virgin Rail and the newly formed record company V2, she also had to collate taxinformation for Mr B.

After 3 years, Lisa returned to the accounting profession at newly merged PwC. As Tax Manager in Istanbul, Turkey, she advised some of the world’s leading blue chip multinationals before returning to the London office and gaining promotion to Senior Manager.

Combining her love of fashion, shoes, handbags and anything sparkly with extensive international finance and tax expertise made New Look the perfect next step forward. Lisa is now the Head of Tax and is responsible for the global taxes across the entire group.

In her free time, Lisa likes to travel with Greece, Spain, Finland, South Africa and Israel on the list, just for this year! She also likes to keep fit, dance – appearing in the local Weldmar charity fundraiser: Strictly dance, and enjoys time with her partner, daughter and dog Lola.

Find Lisa on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-upchurch-002a1811/