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Meet the Team.

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Andrew Fahey

Andrew brings extensive experience in leading and delivering professional services both in the UK and Internationally. Having led accountancy practices, law firms, financial services and large-scale payroll and employment organisations, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge that underpins our International expansion services. A thought leader in the contingent workspace arena, Andrew brings an exciting blend of workforce strategy and innovation of professional services to the Briars.

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Gemma Bignell

Gemma joined Briars in 2006 as a qualified accountant she has been promoted through the business with her most recent role as CFO. Gemma is now a proud and valuable member of the Briars Board and uses her expertise and knowledge to steer the business, our team and our clients towards growth and success. A competent problem solver, with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of International complexities.

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Emma Lisauskas
Operations Director

Emma joined Briars in 2011 and has had a very successful career within the company. Her most recent promotion to Operations Director allows her to focus on commercial operations and is a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team.Her extensive knowledge of Briars allows her to provide valuable support to all departments and is often part of the initial meetings for new business enquiries due to her love of sales and meeting new clients. Emma is a member of the Institute of Legal Executives and a qualified C-DPO but currently focuses on strategic commercial operations and compliance! When not at work Emma enjoys netball and is currently captain of her local netball team! When not running around the netball court she’s running around after her energetic son and looking after her family!

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Tracy Adaway
Head of People Services

Tracy heads up our People Services team and has been with the firm for 17 years. She has a breadth of international experience covering payroll; accounts, credit control and billing and an in-depth knowledge of our clients. Tracy is an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team and will always offer help and support to her team and colleagues, whilst ensuring a first class service to our clients. In her spare time Tracy loves to spend time with her teenage boys and family.

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Laura Quick
Finance and FX Manager

Laura joined Briars in 2010 as an Assistant Accountant and now heads up our Corporate Services team. She has over 20 years of international experience in payments and banking, accounting, foreign exchange and always listens and guides clients beyond expectations. She is also a Mental Health First Aider and qualified personality profiler to add to her toolkit of employee support! Laura is passionate about people and spends much of her spare time finding new and exciting ways to engage our employees and improve the services we provide. When she’s not managing her growing team she’s looking for events to attend, podcasts to join all in her task to make Briars undeniably the number one service provider across the globe.

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Emma Hodgkinson
Head of Business Change

Emma joined the Briars team more recently. As Head of Change at Briars Emma will spearhead our product, service and technology projects. Emma also leads our Global Expansion Partners where she will ensure client experience is paramount. Emma has both UK and International experience including, over 20 years of experience in accounting, payroll and professional services to the congingent workforce. A wealth of Project Management and client management experience in the UK and overseas. She is also a seasoned L & D proffessional with both UK and International experience!

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Briars delivers a whole range of international expansion services, including accounting and tax, HR and payroll, international banking, foreign exchange and global mobility solutions.

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