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BDO appoints Catherine Grum as partner

04 September 2020

Catherine Grum joins BDO from KPMG to lead Family Office Services.

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has recently strengthened its Private Client Services team with the appointment of Catherine Grum as partner and Head of Family Office Services.

Catherine joins BDO’s Private Client Services team in London. Her role will see her lead the Family Office Services group and advising family offices and enterprising families. She advises families and family offices around family office establishment, family governance, philanthropy, and succession planning. 

Catherine has worked with family offices for over 15 years, gaining a unique perspective from the combination of roles she has held. This has included heading a private office and sitting on the board of three international trust companies and coordinating wealth structuring with investment management. This all built on her training as a private client lawyer at Allen & Overy.  

Recognized as a thought-leader in the family office industry, Catherine has written, spoken and been interviewed on topics ranging from next generation planning to impact and sustainable investing. Catherine has previously been named as one of ePrivateClient's 50 Most Influential and is one of Family Capital’s Top 100 Family Influencers 2020.

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO said: 

“It is great to be welcoming Catherine to the firm today and strengthening BDO’s already well-established Private Client team, even further. 

“Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm, and will help further support our clients in what has and continues to be, an incredibly challenging time for businesses and individuals.” 


Notes 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 5,500 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 167 countries, with 88,000 people working out of 1,800 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9.6bn.  


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