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

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes two partner promotions at UHY Hacker Young, a corporate advisory partner joins BDO, Crowe UK gains a forensic accounting partner

UHY Hacker Young has appointed two partners in its Manchester office. Tracey Pye has been appointed as turnaround and recovery partner. She qualified at PwC and spent 16 years at BDO before setting up her own advisory firm. She has worked across a wide variety of complex clients and sectors including professional services, retail, automotive and hospitality. Adnan Sajid has joined the firm as a corporate finance partner from Menzies where he led its M&A advisory work. He has worked with corporations, private equity investors, and entrepreneurs with a focus on real estate, recruitment, and hospitality & leisure. He regularly acts as an expert witness on high-profile commercial disputes.

Richard Austin has joined BDO as a corporate advisory partner specialising in both healthy and under-performing companies where there is opportunity to drive value and profit. Austin joins the firm with over 20 years’ experience at consultancy firms including A.T. Kearney and AlixPartners as well as a period of running his own advisory business.

Crowe UK has appointed Chris Hine as a forensic accounting partner in its National Forensic Services team. will head up Crowe’s expert witness work, having specialised in forensic accounting for the last 24 years. During that time he has worked on many high-profile cases in sporting, commercial, business and transactional areas, providing strategic advice and leading on investigatory work.

Miles Needham has been promoted from director to partner in FRP Advisory’s St Alban’s office. Needham has more than fifteen years’ experience delivering turnaround and restructuring solutions, including corporate rescue and insolvency processes, and pension advice.

The Indigo Group, a CIS commercial contractor that specialises in the engagement of subcontractors, has appointed former practice accountant Liza Gratton as its finance director. Having worked in the accountancy sector for 20 years, Gratton became a fully qualified accountant in 2005 after completing her professional exams with the ICAEW. In recognition of dedication to the industry and continuing professional development, she is now recognised as a fellow member, FCA.

UK wealth management group, Tilney, has appointed Andrew Baddeley as group chief financial officer (CFO). Previously, Baddeley has served as group CFO of TP ICAP plc, the London Stock Exchange listed inter-dealer broker, and Brit Insurance. He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and spent over ten years with PwC and EY.

Report by Amy Austin

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