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BDO appoints two new partners

18 November 2019

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed two new partners this month.

Vanessa Lee joins BDO’s Leeds office as a tax partner in the private client team. With more than 22 years’ experience, Vanessa advises high-net-worth individuals, families, family offices and trustees on complex tax planning. 

Vanessa will support the tax team across Yorkshire and the North West on all aspects of private client tax issues. 

Oliver Back joins BDO in London and will head up its new contract and commercial risk practice. Oliver’s role will see him helping clients to manage risk and achieve greater value from their third party relationships on both the buy and sell side.  

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO, commented: “It has been a landmark year for BDO and that is in part down to our investment in technology and people. 

“Our Northern tax team will be further strengthened by Vanessa’s appointment and her deep understanding of the needs and challenges of high net worths (HNWs) will create even more added value to both our existing and future private clients. 

“Our new contract and commercial risk offering is a real opportunity for us to further increase our advisory expertise and I am thrilled that Oliver is joining BDO to lead the team.”

In the last six months BDO has appointed eight new partners. In October, the firm reported a landmark year with both revenues and profits up by a quarter to £578m and £134m respectively. 


Note to editors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. 

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy.  

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.  

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing nearly 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

BDO’s global network
The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,600 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.


Emma Ordidge
Senior PR Adviser BDO
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