BDO names Ian McBane as new Head of Technology and Media

BDO names Ian McBane as new Head of Technology and Media

Ian, who is currently the lead Business Services and Outsourcing Partner in London, has been an active member of BDO’s Technology & Media Leadership Team since joining the firm in 2019. He has extensive experience dealing with ambitious, high growth scale-ups, mid-market PE backed businesses and international tech companies, and also works with a number of US-owned tech clients and listed group affiliates.

Ian takes the reins from Tony Spillett who has led the Technology and Media sector group since 2016 during which time the firm’s turnover in the sector has more than doubled to over £100m a year.

Commenting on his appointment, Ian McBane said: 

“With innovation and disruption in its DNA, the Technology & Media sector is such an exciting place in which to operate, which is why I can’t wait to take on this role. 

“BDO has been building its brand and growing its presence significantly in the market over the last few years. I’m looking forward to building on that momentum and strengthening our client offering by drawing on skills and expertise from right across our UK and global network.”

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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 18 offices across the UK, employing 6,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

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