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An independent consultant to charities and businesses who worked in business for over 30 years before establishing own firm.


Initially worked with KPMG and then with BP where my final position was Head of Finance for one of BP’s North Sea Divisions with responsibility for all commercial and financial work for that part of the business.

Leaving BP in 2009, I established my own business to apply experience in finance, business management and leading people in providing charity services and consultancy.

Work and employment history is as follows:

Brian Miller

Brian Miller BA CA


Charity Services

Providing ongoing financial management and governance support to several charitable organisations and act as an Independent Examiner for many others. Advised various clients on the implementation of governance and risk management structures and acted for trustees in dealing with OSCR in setting up new charities and in converting existing charities to incorporated entities. Trustee of several charities.


Supporting business organisations in developing and implementing effective approaches to achieving intended outcomes. Managed several projects to transfer operatorship of several oil & gas fields and transportation assets following change of interests.


Worked with clients across a range of different sectors to enhance personal working styles and improve performance outcomes. Coached and mentored post graduate business students during 10 year period of part time employment as a lecturer with Robert Gordon University.

Employment with BP

MAY 1988 – SEPT 2009

I operated in a variety of different business and activity management roles over 20+ years with the company in the North Sea. These ranged from planning & control management for new oil & gas field developments and operations, delivering business and company integration projects, directing the commercial and development activities of the Dutch production and storage business, supporting the North Sea leadership in managing performance delivery. My final position was as Head of Finance for the North Sea Infrastructure Division, providing all financial and commercial support for a division comprising Southern North Sea gas fields, UK onshore oilfields and the UK pipelines & terminals operations of BP.

Employment with KPMG

AUG 1978 – APRIL 1988

I trained in audit work and subsequently led and managed a large number of company audits before specialising in IT systems work. In this role I acted as an external consultant to clients in retail, financial services, oil and gas and local government.

The experience gained in this time provided an excellent financial and business grounding essential to much of what I have subsequently done. Working with clients across different sectors allowed me to build an understanding of how many different types of organisation operate: this is of great value to me within my own business.

Education & Training


Ongoing participation in regular courses with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and others relevant to the delivery of services to charities.


Completed Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching programme at the University of Aberdeen. Course research paper delivered on the subject of “Coaching as an Essential Element of Effective Line Management Today”.


Participated in BP senior level leadership development programme focused on analysis and understanding of personal leadership strengths and capabilities and on building successful teams.


Trained as coach and mentor for BP Developing Leadership Potential programme by coach and psychologist Richard Mindel of Mindel Cunnane Associates.


Graduated from JMW sponsored ‘Manager of the Future’ programme: a programme dedicated to step change improvement in effective business delivery.


Participated in KPMG senior management development training programme focused on the development of people leadership skills for managers from financial discipline backgrounds.


Accountancy training with Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland while working through Training Contract with Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG) to become a fully qualified CA.


Obtained BA in Accountancy and Economics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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Addr: 94 Blenheim Place, Aberdeen AB25 2DY

Tel: +44 1224 611 420


Experience base for charity services and consultancy work.


To discuss how my services can meet your needs.