Experts in globalisation

We draw on a wealth of international experience across legal, payroll and HR, tax and accounting.  Our network is ever-expanding and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to manage worldwide compliance and make the process for entry to new markets ever simpler.

UnaTerra senior management

David Wall, CEO

With over 15 years involved in outsourcing and international consulting, David has extensive experience in helping customer’s navigate the complexities of global expansion.  He is a commercial lawyer by background, having experience in both private practice and industry.  David has overall responsibility for the strategy and growth of UnaTerra.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, David served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in the physical education branch.

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Julian Christmas, CRO

A well-respected advisor in this specialist area, Julian has worked in international expansion for more than 15 years.  Previous experience includes helping Tesla Motors with their expansion into Europe and managing the global rollout for hospitality giants, Airbnb.  Julian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is responsible for revenue growth at UnaTerra.

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Tom Owen, Head of Business Operations

Tom has 17 years’ experience in the field of international payroll, HR and business support, with a strong background in finance.

When not managing the finances of the business, Tom can often be found at rugby games, a fan of the Bristol Bears and a coach a children’s team, despite never having played a game himself.

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Claire Reynolds, Head of Delivery

With 14 years’ experience specialising in overseas expansion, she has helped and advised numerous large US and European companies manage overseas payroll and HR, compliance and tax related matters.  She has been involved with numerous acquisitions and disposals.  Coming from an accounting and finance background, Claire is a certified chartered accountant with both ACCA and AAT qualifications.

Claire is a lover of the arts, partial to live music and theatre.

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Scott Johns, Head of Relationships

Clocking up some 18 years in the industry, Scott has helped hundreds of companies into new jurisdictions, overseen various IPO’s and acquisitions, and advised many on their international expansion plans.  With this vast experience behind him, Scott offers a wealth of advice on setting-up and growing businesses in overseas markets.

When not at work, Scott is an avid sports fan, rugby especially.

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Amy Newman, Head of Implementation

Amy holds an AAT Advanced Diploma qualification and heads up Implementation at UnaTerra. Before this, she held several roles at UnaTerra involving payroll, accounting and client management. She loves delivering excellent client service.

In her time away from work, Amy enjoys horse riding and watching stock car racing. She is also a big rugby fan and is a Bristol Bears season ticket holder.

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Merryn Roberts, Senior international HR manager

With over 11 years’ experience in international HR, including international employment law, equality and diversity, change and performance management and employee engagement, Merryn is perfectly placed to ensure that your business builds the best international team possible.

Outside of UnaTerra she’s usually to be found out in the great outdoors with her family.

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Alex Newman, Finance and compliance business partner

Alex brings his 8 years of experience in managing teams and processes around the world to the Finance and Compliance team at UnaTerra. He is CIMA qualified and his expertise in development of finance and business operations chimes with UnaTerra’s diverse portfolio of clients.

Alex is also a golfer who has competed at national and county level, and a keen
Manchester United fan.

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James Adkins, Commercial lead

James has over 15 years of business growth experience working across various
different sectors. Having helped 100`s of clients launch global operations, he works closely with them to ensure that their strategic growth is achieved with minimum risk by providing an ‘eyes wide open’ approach in this fast paced environment where global business decisions change daily.

A family man (not forgetting the 2 cats). Away from the desk, he is a keen cyclist – on and off-road. He will also openly admit he is a bit of a geek at heart.

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Jenny Matthews, Payroll business partner

Jenny has 7 years’ experience in running high headcount UK payroll as well as for large international firms with offices spanning Europe, America and Asia. Jenny manages our payroll team and is enthusiastic about driving positive change, bettering systems and
processes, and delivery improvement.

Jenny is also a cinema buff and avid traveller.

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Helen Grey, Head of International Sales

Helen has an incredible 26 years of sales experience, and in 2015 she was awarded UK Sales Manager of the Year. She brings this experience to UnaTerra as the Head of International Sales, helping our sales team to give our prospective customers the best experience.

When Helen isn’t working, she travels Europe with her husband in a converted campervan. She’s also a skilled towel folder and can even make a chicken out of a tea towel!

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Interested in joining our team?

We are recruiting.

Like our clients, UnaTerra is a growing international organisation and we are always keen to meet talented, enthusiastic individuals with expertise in the legal, financial and compliance specialisms of global expansion.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a new challenge at a thriving international business, send us a message along with your CV to

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