People in the news: RSM, UHY Hacker Young, BDO

Career news this week includes RSM appoints a restructuring director in Bury St Edmonds, a partner joins UHY Hacker Young’s turnaround and recovery team, BDO promotes 900 staff across the firm

BDO has promoted 900 people across its business. The promotions span the firm’s tax, audit and advisory practices as well as its support functions. BDO has attracted over 60 new partners in the last two years and recently announced an intake of a further 300 new trainees.

RSM has appointed Abigail Shearing (née Jones) as a restructuring director covering the East Anglian market. Shearing, who joins RSM after a 12-year period at HW Fisher and Company, is a certified chartered accountant and qualified insolvency practitioner. She will join RSM's restructuring advisory team based in Bury St Edmunds reporting to partner Steven Law.

UHY Hacker Young has appointed Myles Jacobson as partner in its turnaround & recovery team in London. Jacobson has over two decades of experience working in insolvency and restructuring and joins from specialist business recovery practice Streets SPW, where he was a partner. He has previously worked for BDO and Baker Tilly. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner, and sits on the smaller practices group and london & south east region committees of R3, the trade association and representative body for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring and business advisory industry. He also sits on the member services committee of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, a licensing body for insolvency practitioners.

Liam Goulding, Hannah Savill, Charlotte Bailey and Andrew Harper have been appointed as associates at Sacker and Partners. Goulding joined from Slaughter and May and is a two-year qualified associate. Savill joined from Allen & Overy and is a 1.5-year qualified associate. Bailey joined from Eversheds and Harper from Pinsent Masons, both having qualified earlier this year.

Sage has appointed Steve Hare as chief executive officer with immediate effect. Hare joined the board on 3 January 2014 as chief financial officer. He was appointed to the additional post of interim chief operating officer on 31 August 2018, when Stephen Kelly stood down as chief executive officer. The board has initiated a process to find a new chief financial officer. Hare will combine his duties as chief financial officer with those as chief executive officer until an appointment is made. 

Report by Amy Austin

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