Lee Cartwright


I’m Lee and I’m a Partner within the not-for-profit sector, covering external audit, internal audit, risk management, regulatory compliance and consultancy. I love that working across a number of different service lines enables me to have a deep understanding of my clients, and to use this knowledge to help them navigate any challenges on the horizon.

My clients are largely social housing providers and I work with a wide range from some of the largest social housing providers in the country to some of the smallest, as well as a broad range of charities specialising in equality, homelessness, care and support services to name a few.

With 28 years of experience working in the industry, I still enjoy it as much as I did on day one. I regularly speak at conferences such as the National Housing Federation Finance Conference, so if you do see me around, please pop over and say hello.

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The nitty-gritty
Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
LLB Bachelor of Law

My story
I started my career at a mid-sized audit firm in Birmingham. Fast forward 12 years from there and the firm had grown to become one of the largest audit firms in the UK. Whilst there I took on a number of roles including UK Head of Social Housing, and Birmingham Office Managing Partner.

I joined Beever and Struthers in 2019, and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind ever since. It’s been great working with such a brilliant team of individuals across all of the service lines and together helping our clients to achieve better. Some of the work I’ve done whilst here has included governance and regulatory compliance reviews, due diligence on mergers, risk management and fraud awareness training and specialist investigations, on top of internal and external audit.

Since I started my career, I’ve always been passionate about promoting equality and diversity in the sector and am a current member of the ICAEW’s LGBT group. In 2016 I was also named in the Out at Work Top 50 Executives for achieving positive change in the workplace and am proud to continue promoting equality and diversity within the profession.

I do this too…
When I’m not at work, I always try and make time for my friends and family. I speak French, well I’m learning and getting better all the time, and particularly enjoy spending time there. I enjoy keeping fit and nutrition, and I try to go to the gym every day.

I also volunteer with local charities in Birmingham supporting diversity and inclusion and sit on the Board of a charity which supports refugees and asylum seekers.

Lee's done some things

"The session Lee delivered for Women Lead the Board was hugely appreciated by the group. The feedback about the content, presentation style and skills was glowing." Central Consultancy