Keith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and after two years in general practice joined Leonard Curtis & Co, a firm specialising in Insolvency. He became a Partner in 1974 and was made Senior Partner in 1996, until the firm was sold in 2005, where he served as a Consultant to the new practice before retiring in 2011.
Keith was President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) in 2000 and is a current member of the Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal, a judicial panel set up some years ago by the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
Outside of the profession Keith was Senior Treasurer for 15 years of a large charity now called Nightingale Hammerson, which operates substantial care homes for the elderly in Wandsworth and Hampstead and is a centre of excellence for dementia care. For many years he was also a member of the Committee of Management of the UK’s second largest Friendly Society, Family Assurance, based in Brighton.