PETER BALL, a private client tax specialist from EY has joined top ten accountancy firm Smith & Williamson as a partner.
Ball joins Smith & Williamson to help with private clients, particularly business owners, with all aspects of their private tax affairs.
Ball commented: “The emphasis in my career has been on working for active and entrepreneurial individuals. It is great to be joining Smith & Williamson, where we are able to deliver the full range of tax services to private clients and their business interests. This focus, combined with the firm’s investment management proposition, was a key attraction for me in joining.”
Louise Somerset, lead partner in the Cheltenham office of Smith & Williamson, added: “Peter’s experience and expertise will add further depth to the range of specialist private client tax services we offer to individuals and business owners.”
A member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Peter will work from Smith & Williamson’s London and Cheltenham offices.
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
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