Diane Ruskell BSc (Econ) FCA
Diane Ruskell founded Ruskells Chartered Accountants in August 1997. Since then she has grown the business from just thirty clients to over 400.
Diane is a tax and practice development specialist. She served her Tax Articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. with whom she worked until 1989. She then joined Brett Jenkins & Partners as Tax Manager of their Marlow Office.
On the demerger of Brett Jenkins & Partners, and the establishment of Brewer Clark, she became Brewer Clark’s Tax Partner. She was an equity Partner there for five years until August 1997 when she left to form her own Practice.
Diane is an Accounting honours graduate of University College Cardiff, where she won departmental and faculty prizes for outstanding academic performance in each year of her studies.
In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and also enjoys yoga and swimming.
Rosalind Gillett FCA
Karen Anderson FCA
Karen joined the company in
October 2015. She qualified
as a Chartered Accountant with
KPMG and she has most recently
run her own practice.
Karen’s duties at Ruskells
include bookkeeping, VAT
and statutory accounts.
In her spare time she.
enjoys dog walking with
her two small boys.
Carolyn Austin FCA
Carolyn joined us in February 2011.
She is an Accounting honours
graduate of Liverpool University
and qualified as a Chartered
Accountant with Ernst & Young
in 1990, working in Business
She later worked in Group
Accounting for a
multinational company and
has also worked in education
and the construction
industry. Carolyn’s duties at
Ruskells include bookkeeping,
VAT returns and management
accounts. In her spare time she
enjoys walking up mountains
and gazing at stars.
Ildiko Wardle FCCA
Ildiko joined us in June 2009.
She qualified as FCCA in 2004 and
has since worked in practice as well
as in industry. Ildiko’s duties involve
bookkeeping, VAT returns,
management accounts and payroll.
She has in depth experience with
various Sage accounting software.
In her spare time Ildiko enjoys
ice-skating with her children and
eating the cakes that Ros bakes.
Alison Taylor Diane's PA
Alison joined us in 2010 and runs the
secretarial and administrative aspects
of the business as well as assisting
Diane with clients’ tax affairs.
She is trained in the use of
personal tax software and also
has extensive experience of using
Microsoft Office and all its
On many occasions Alison will be
your first point of contact with our
business. She is extremely friendly,
approachable and very happy to
help with any queries you may have.
Helen Ashworth Payroll
Helen started with us in 2014.
She is responsible for all aspects
of payroll and auto-enrolment
administration. Prior to
joining us she qualified as
an accounting technician
(AAT) whilst raising three
Helen lives near Henley
& enjoys cooking & skiing.
Carola joined the company in October 2017.
She qualified in tax at PKF and assists Diane in the
tax department at Ruskells. In her spare time she
enjoys kayaking with her two children and looking
after their menagerie.
Clair joined Ruskells in October 2019.
She qualified as a Chartered Accountant
with Andersens and has spent time
working for both start-ups and
multinationals in the UK and overseas
before taking a career break to
start a family. Clair’s duties at Ruskells
include, bookkeeping, VAT returns
and Statutory Accounts. In her
spare time she enjoys getting lost in
an audio book, whilst (hopefully
not getting lost) running.