People in the news: UHY Hacker Young, RSM, Rotherham Taylor

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, UHY Hacker Young appoints a managing partner in its Manchester office, two promotions to regional managing partner at RSM, Rotherham Taylor promotes two managers

UHY Hacker Young has appointed Mark Robertson as managing partner in its Manchester office. Robertson takes up the role after 12 years as partner with the firm. He will lead a team of 80 staff, along with 12 fellow business partners  His main focus will be the continued growth and development of the practice along with his ongoing client facing relationships. He takes over from Michael Wasinski, who has retired from the role after almost 40 years of service.

John Taylor and Alex Tait have been appointed as regional managing partners at RSM for its Southern and Scotland & Northern Ireland region respectively. Taylor, who has been with the firm since 2007, succeeds Elfed Jarvis, and in doing so gives up his dual Office Managing Partner (OMP) role for the firm’s Southampton and Guildford offices. Consequently, Chris Hurren is appointed OMP for the firm’s Guildford office, and Paul Anthony becomes OMP for its Southampton office. Tait, who has been with RSM since 1996, succeeds Robert Ross following his appointment as Chief Operating Officer.

Chloe Greenbank has been promoted to senior manager at Rotherham Taylor while Simone Brown has been promoted to tax manager. Having joined the firm in 2010 as a trainee, Greenbank completed the ACCA accountancy qualification in 2013. She was promoted to manager in 2016 and works with some of the firm’s more diverse clients such as charities and legal practices. Brown joined the firm in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing clients’ tax affairs, including personal and corporate taxes as well as tax planning.

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has appointed Mary Ward as a partner in its corporate practice. Ward will join the firm after 15 years at Conyers Dill & Pearman. Prior to her arrival in Bermuda, she worked for international law firms Linklaters in New York and Slaughter and May in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and the Bermuda Bar in 2004. Ward advises on all aspects of commercial and corporate law, with extensive experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of private and public companies and private equity. Her practice also encompasses advising on insurance matters, including incorporation of commercial insurers and equity and debt financings of insurers and insurance groups, as well as private placements, listed debt offerings and IPOs.

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) is seeking a volunteer to become its chair for a renewable three-year term beginning 1 January 2019.

Report by Amy Austin

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