Richard Gibbon FCA
Richard graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance. He joined Coopers & Lybrand in Manchester where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During his time there he also undertook three secondments; for the Management Consultancy practice in the Isle of Man, as Financial Controller of a PLC, and implementing systems for a first wave hospital trust.
In 1994 he joined Coopers & Lybrand in Romania where he was a senior manager in the Audit & Valuation department. He also spent time advising the Private Ownership Fund and preparing Due diligence and Valuation reports. After leaving Romania he became Managing Partner of Coopers & Lybrand Kazakhstan. He was responsible for running the office and all clients in the country.
In 1999 he joined BPP Professional Education and established their office in Slovakia. He was responsible for running many aspects of the office and also presented on a number of exam and non exam courses. Subsequently he was Director of International Operations for BPP; responsible for their business in countries outside the UK.
In 2010 he was a founding partner of Cubic9. He is responsible for many of the assignments that the firm undertakes and also presents on a number of training courses. He specialises in Business Strategy, Financial sources and structure, Business Valuations and Project appraisal.
Erica Gibbon ACA
Erica graduated with a BA(Hons) degree in Accounting & Finance from Lancaster University. She spent a year doing voluntary work assisting adults with learning difficulties to set up businesses and to run them effectively. She joined BDO in Manchester and qualified as a Chartered Accountant performing work for clients in the audit and tax areas.
In 1994 she joined Coopers & Lybrand in Romania and was Management accountant, responsible for internal reporting and external reporting to the global head office. In this newly formed office she was also tasked with establishing the Human Resource function. She also performed consultancy work for Coopers & Lybrand in certain CIS states establishing Human Resource practices.
In 1999 she joined BPP Professional Education and established their office in Slovakia. She was responsible for many aspects of the operation of the office and also founded their office in Bulgaria. Subsequently she was Director of Special Projects for BPP and undertook assignments around the world.
In 2010, together with Richard, she founded Cubic9. She specialises in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Management Strategy, Human Resources, Personal Development and is also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)