BDO appoints audit and restructuring partners

THREE NEW PARTNERS have been appointed at top ten firm BDO.

The appointments of Gary Harding, Andrew Palmer and Gary Drennan in its audit and business restructuring practices, follow BDO’s plan to recruit 25 new partners throughout the 2016/17 financial year. The firm has already appointed 18 new partners in six months.

Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, said: “Attracting and retaining the best talent is essential for us to help our clients sustain growth through changing times. We will continue to invest in talent to achieve our target of appointing 25 new partners by the end of this financial year.”

Eagland continued: “Gary Harding, Andrew and Gary Drennan all have significant experience, both in the UK and internationally. They are committed to helping businesses and people succeed and we’re delighted to welcome them to our audit and business restructuring teams.”

Harding joins BDO’s audit team following seven years at EY and will be based in the Manchester office, specialising in private equity and entrepreneurial businesses across a range of sectors and international regions.

Palmer will join the pensions advisory team and also be based in Manchester. He has previously served as a director at AlixPartners and specialises in employer covenant advice to pension scheme trustees and companies, from SMEs to FTSE 100 firms.

Gary Drennan returns to BDO’s London audit team after seven years at BDO USA’s Security and Exchange Commission practice in Chicago. He is a capital markers deals specialist with a strong technical expertise in US GAAP and IFRS, gained during his time in London, Silicon Valley and Chicago.

BDO were the winners of the Global Firm of the Year in this years British Accountancy Awards hosted by Accountancy Age. The firm currently operates across 18 offices in the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance services.

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