JEAN’S ROLE: Jean is in charge of all of the financial and legal matters for the practice. She takes care of the day-to-day cash flow forecasting, management accounting, budget planning and investment. Jean has worked at board level for several SMEs over the past twenty years and has successfully managed many private sector consultancy businesses through some of the most difficult economic times. Jean also handles all of the legal compliance and company secretarial matters for Northstar. SHE GOT HER START: having initially trained in accountancy, Jean swapped over to study the Law and, once graduated, joined a large regional firm of solicitors in Newcastle where she undertook her articles prior to becoming a fully qualified lawyer in 2002. In the following years, Jean worked in various specialist legal teams within two of the top regional law firms in the North East. Her work mainly centered on finance and investment prior to leaving the practice of law to focus on a career in business as finance director of a consultancy business in the Thames Valley. Jean joined Northstar at its inception. Referred to as ‘Miss Monneypenny’ by Ian, Jean regularly holds the fort, whilst Ian and Danny are out delivering projects around the country.