BDO welcomes five new partners to its ranks

BDO welcomes five new partners to its ranks

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO has welcomed five new partners across its tax, audit and advisory teams. The appointments include four external hires and one promotion.

The five new partners are in addition to the 33 partner promotions announced by BDO on November 1, taking the firm’s total number of partners to 430.

The latest additions to the partnership are across the firm’s London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh offices.

Chris Rowe joins BDO as a tax partner, specialising in VAT. Chris brings experience advising clients on indirect taxes across the automotive, manufacturing and retail sectors. He joins from EY and will be based in Birmingham.

Adam Broatch joins BDO’s Advisory team as a Transaction Services partner, based in Scotland. Adam’s previous role involved providing financial due diligence services with a recent focus on mid-market businesses. His role at BDO will see him continue this work with a focus on private equity backed businesses. He also joins from EY.

Also joining BDO as a partner in the firm’s London Advisory team is Daniel Guttmann. Daniel joins as an M&A partner with more than 22 years’ experience and will lead the development of the firm’s Industrial Products, Technology & Services Strategy and Commercial Due Diligence offering. He has a focus on private equity funds and mid-market firms and joins from EY Parthenon.

Malcolm Harding joins as a partner in BDO’s audit practice, sitting within the Audit Quality Improvement team. His previous role saw him focus on audit quality across Europe. At BDO, he will continue to utilise this experience, working on the firm’s internal inspection programme and firmwide audit quality projects. Malcolm will be based in London and joins from Deloitte.

John Heffer has been promoted to partner in the firm’s audit practice. John will lead BDO’s data analytics team with a focus on audit engagements across a range of sectors. He is also based in London.

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner of BDO, commented on the appointments: 

“Talented partners, like our five newest partners, are looking towards BDO to grow their already accomplished careers within our culture of ingenuity and teamwork. Attracting and retaining top talent, at all levels and across all our focus areas, is more important than ever in the current economic climate. It is exciting to welcome such talented leaders, and to see our numbers increase and expertise diversify, as we continue to grow and evolve as a firm.”

Since the start of this year, BDO has appointed 27 external partners. 


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