Put a face to a name

We know a company is only as good as the people in it. Our friendly, knowledgeable and highly experienced staff are always here to help.

Philip Deane
FCCA Managing Director

Philip Deane, FCCA, is the managing director.  He qualified in 1992 with a firm in Oxford and was then offered a partnership in a practice in South Oxfordshire.  He decided to leave in 2005 and set up his own practice.


Phil has a wide range of experience with different businesses, ranging from one person sole traders to larger companies. Although dealing with all aspects of accountancy, his strength is working with business owners in order for them to save costs and minimise taxation liabilities

Debra Parsley
Office Manager

Debra started her career working at a Solicitors office, then taking on various Business Management roles with the Retail sector.  After taking a career break to raise her four children, Debra returned to work in Management and Customer Service.  She has a wealth of experience in Sales, Purchase and Finance.

Debra joined PDA in April 2019 as Office Manager.

William Sinclair
Specialist Taxation Consultant

William comes from a sales, property and manufacturing background bringing a wealth of practical experience from the commercial sector.

He has been both CEO and Managing Director of several successful companies, responsible for all financial management aspects.  After working closely with Philip as a former client for many years, William joined the team.

Georgina Turner
MAAT, Accounts Manager

Georgina, MAAT, joined the practice in October 2019 from  the Rothschild Family office.  Georgina has several years’ experience working with a range of clients, from small traders to large international companies dealing with a range of accounting aspects.  She has previously specialised in farming, equestrian and winery accounts.

Georgina is our Xero certified specialist.

Michelle Whitehead
Accounts Technician

Michelle started with PDA in February 2022.   Michelle is level 4 AAT technician qualified. She has been working in accounts for 22 years.  Michelle specialises in payroll, and sole trader accounts.