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One minute with... Gill Morris

How did you end up in tax?

I completed a degree in agriculture at a point where the industry was going through a periodic decline so reconsidered my options. An accountancy qualification seemed like an excellent springboard but I didn’t fancy spending three years auditing so I took a new tax route through ACA with Touche Ross as it was then.

What’s keeping you busy at work?

I’ve been working at Specsavers for almost 20 years and have seen the group grow from 200 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland to a global leader in the optical market with 1 700 stores and a retail turnover of more than £1.6bn. Ensuring that our team continues to give support as the business grows often very rapidly and in unexpected directions always provides a series of healthy challenges. We are currently supporting new...

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