BDO elects new senior partner for four-year term

BDO elects new senior partner for four-year term

Matthew White will succeed Mark Bomer to continue improving international growth, the culture of partnership, and inclusion at the top ten firm

Top 10 firm BDO has announced today that Matthew White has been selected as the new senior partner with effect from 1 October 2018 for a four-year term.

He succeeds Mark Bomer, who has served two terms in office since 2010 when he first took on the role.

White has been a partner at BDO for 17 years. While continuing with his client-facing role in audit, he will now have oversight of the business’ governance and responsibility for partner welfare and brand ambassadorship.

Bomer’s legacy is a strong one to build on. The outgoing senior partner built on the firm’s solid culture of partnership, his international outlook, and his dedication to inclusion, especially gender balance. Bomer is a founding chairman of the 30% club, a cross-sector initiative to increase the number of women on FTSE 100 boards.

White aims to build on this work, focusing particularly on internal governance, partnership culture and welfare, and international growth.

White’s wide-ranging experience will help him work towards his goal in his new role. As well as being a long-standing partner, White has served two terms on BDO’s Partnership Council since 2010 and he spent six years as chair of the firm’s Audit Committee.

He also acted as BDO’s country co-ordinating partner for Germany for ten years and China for five years and is international practice leader for professional services for BDO globally, both roles emphasising his international interests.

Speaking about his new role, White said: “BDO is currently in a great place: culturally, financially and globally. Yet the business landscape is changing faster than ever before, including geo-political, technological and market uncertainties.

“The Senior Partner has a very significant role to play in helping the firm to address those challenges in the UK and international markets. I’ve long aspired to take on this role and think it’s an amazing personal privilege to serve in this position and to help BDO continue to succeed.”

Bomer added: “It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as BDO’s Senior Partner for two terms, and I’m thrilled that Matt has been elected as my successor. I’ve worked closely with Matt throughout his career at the firm, and am confident that he will bring passion, vision and energy to the role.”

 

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