Apologies for posting off the usual path for Any Answers, but we learned today from one of his friends that Chatman died last week from cancer and would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends and professional colleagues.
Based in London, Chatman was a member of AccountingWEB for more than 9 years and in that time he became one of our most helpful and popular members. The respect and goodwill he attracted is represented by the 1,032 thank-yous he received on the site. Along with his clients, hundreds of fellow accountants benefited from his advice, support and good humour.
Chatman was a regular participant in get-togethers of AccountingWEB members. He was excellent company and from our perspective, even when he was giving us a hard time he did so with a twinkle in his eye and in a way that let us know it was with the best intentions.
A group of AccountingWEB members learned of his diagnosis when they met Chatman in May and helped him deal with some of the professional complications as his illness progressed. We’d like to salute them for their efforts on his behalf and to join them in paying tribute to one of the profession’s good guys and a pillar of the AccountingWEB community.
He will be sorely missed here and in the wider world.