Our Team

At Hentons Panayi, we pride ourselves on being an extremely passionate, enthusiastic and resourceful team focused on providing quality services. Every member of our team appreciates the need to nurture and build solid working relationships with our clients and will spare no effort in achieving this.



The client satisfaction rating we’re always striving for

Although it takes a great deal of hard work and commitment to attain 100% client satisfaction, that is the target we set ourselves at Hentons Panayi.  Thinking ahead, acting with integrity and providing that personal touch, so much valued and appreciated by our clients, are all integral elements of our services and our team ethos.


“Confidence in your business is key.
Confidence builds trust, trust builds
loyalty and loyalty is priceless.”

Chris Panayi

Senior Partner

Chris has a passion for supporting music industry clients, from international high-profile artistes to rising stars and other industry related businesses. His sound business and financial advice have earned him recognition in Centtrip’s directory of the top 25 Accountants in the Music and Entertainment Industry.

Providing consistency and fulfilling commitments to clients is key to Chris’s values and success.

Chris is a real problem solver with the belief that all problems have solutions. We also know Chris as a well-travelled individual with a love for music and reading.




Highly experienced in accounting, tax and business management, Effie’s area of expertise is extremely broad. She looks after a diverse range of clients, ranging from artistes to SMEs and individuals, including high net worth clients.

Effie’s approach is based on offering a personal service with a focus on practical problem-solving and attention to detail and is very much driven by a can-do attitude.

We know Effie as a keen traveller with an ambition to see every country in the world but who also likes to take advantage of the simpler things in life such as relaxing at home and enjoying time with her friends and family.



“Business presents challenges but it is
the way we deal with these challenges
that makes us different.”


“Don’t just aim to build relationships,
aim to build long-lasting partnerships.”



An all-rounder, there is no unfamiliar territory to Emma. Supporting clients from all sectors, including clients within the music and entertainment sector, Emma has a wealth of experience in all accounting services including accounts, payroll, tax, business advisory and business management.

Emma prides herself on maintaining trust and loyalty with all of her clients and she strives to go above and beyond to ensure she exceeds her clients’ expectations.

We know Emma as a travel junkie with a secret obsession for all things Disney. As well as spending time with her family, she is a foodie enthusiast who also loves any opportunity to fine dine and watch live music and theatre productions.




George specialises in delivering bespoke solutions to clients in the music and entertainment sector including high profile artists, musicians and their service providers, as well as SMEs and high net entrepreneurs. George is highly knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with tax affairs including tax planning, advisory and investigations.

Acting with integrity and honesty are key to George’s success in building long term relationships with his clients.

Not just a master in tax, we also know George as a master in martial arts, holding the title of ‘Sensei’ (teacher) in Jiu Jitsu! And to his own recognition as a ‘petrol head’ he enjoys the fast lane with a huge passion for motor racing and high performance cars.



“Hard work, dedication and a never
say die attitude – three elements that
make up the formula for success.”


“The secret to success is not giving up
or taking things for granted. Always
persevere, build and motivate a team
that will 
support your business goals.”



Iulia’s expertise lay in business management, tax and accounting services for music industry clients ranging from rising stars to international high profile artistes as well as many other related businesses. Iulia’s favourite area of specialism is dealing with overseas taxation matters relating to business operations of music industry clients.

Integrity, sound technical knowledge and reliability underpin her approach to providing services to clients.

We know Iulia as a person always striving to learn and improve, leading by example and passionate not only about what she accomplishes but also about what she inspires others to do. She is highly regarded for her wise and fair approach to situations. Family, music and travel form a major part of her life.


Mike Werbowy


From international music artists to record labels Mike advises in all areas of business management and consultancy for music and related clients ensuring the smooth running of all finance and business operations. Mike’s client base also includes various business structures.

Upholding the company’s ethos, Mike is focussed on maintaining strong client relationships on the grounds of trust and clear communication.

Whether as a spectator or a player, we know Mike as a keen sports man. Mike’s passion for music is channelled through his work and regular attendance to concerts. We also know Mike as a food lover.



Never get complacent, always strive to learn.


If you go the extra mile, success is never far behind.

Elly Kostadinova


Experienced in all areas of accounting, Elly has expertise in services specific to the music industry, including music tour accounting, royalty analysis and management accounts. She manages relationships with many high profile musicians as well as high net worth individuals and small sole traders.

Caring for clients interests as if they were her own, client confidentiality and transparency is the foundation to which all of her relationships are built on.

We know Elly as a music lover which combines her work and passion into a perfect harmony.


Olivia Workman


Olivia’s focus is on finance management, tour budgeting, royalty collection and analysis for high profile musicians. She also specialises in advising clients in the music and entertainment sector on how to minimise foreign taxes.

Olivia’s core beliefs, both in business and life, are honesty and reliability.

When not learning how to salsa, we know Olivia as a family and friend orientated individual who is on a never ending quest to locate the best Sunday roast in London.



Work for your success. Stay committed
and build a team committed to you.