People in the news: EY, BDO, Edwin Coe

Career news this week includes a change in managing partner for talent at EY, BDO promotes a member of the audit team to senior partner and Edwin Coe gains a senior tax manager

EY has appointed Justine Campbell as managing partner for talent, taking over from Maggie Stilwell. Campbell will sit on EY’s leadership board and will be responsible for developing EY’s talent strategy. She first joined EY’s talent team in the early 1990s before returning to the firm in 1998 before making partner in 2012. Stilwell will return to her client portfolio that she has retained in part since her board appointment. The firm has also welcomed 71 equity partners in the UK, a 13% increase on last year's numbers. EY also promoted 63 associate partners taking total partner promotions from 1 July to 134. 41 of the 71 new partners were promoted internally and 30 were direct entry partners who joined from competitors and industry. Over 15% of the 71 new partners appointed were BAME, up from the 5% appointed last year, and 22% of the new intake were female.

Charlotte Fuller has joined Haslers as business development manager. Fuller joins the firm having previously worked at another chartered accountancy practice where she worked within the marketing team. Her focus at the firm will be on developing and implementing marketing plans and business strategies for future growth, as well as conducting company marketing audits and formulating branding, social media, digital and online plans for the practice.

UHY Hacker Young has appointed Becki Talbot as an assistant manager in its client support team. Talbot previously worked at Bromhead chartered accountants and Dains Accountants and has been hired to boost the firm’s cloud-based offering.

BDO has promoted Matthew White to senior partner, with effect from 1 October 2018, for a four-year term. White has been a partner at BDO for 17 years. Alongside his client-facing role within the audit practice, he will now have oversight of the firm’s governance, as well as responsibility for partner welfare and brand ambassadorship. He will succeed Mark Bomer, who has served two successful terms as senior partner since 2010.

Kieron Clement-Smith has re-joined Edwin Coe as a senior tax manager. Clement-Smith provides complex tax compliance and tax advisory services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. He previously worked for a number of years in the entrepreneur and private client tax department at Grant Thornton and most recently as an associate director at a Big Four firm.  

Report by Amy Austin

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