TS has always been under the impression that accountants are a docile bunch. Until today that is.
Today, TS was powerfully disabused of that notion after witnessing Teresa Graham receive a pasting over her review into pre-pack administrations at an event held by the Big Institute (in other words, the ICAEW).
Now TS isn’t the place to go into the detail of the review, that’s a job for proper journalists. TS is the place, however, to note that when questions were opened up the floor, certain elements of Graham’s review received a brutal critique from one insolvency practitioner, whose spleen-venting then received a hearty round of applause from the audience.
Safe to say only one more question came from a Big Institute member before Graham – who gave as good as she got by referencing the “scuzzy nature” of pre-packs – left the stage before a mob of IPs descended upon her.
It was about as close as the profession comes to bloodsport. Didn’t realise IPs were such a savage bunch!
Richard Cameron-Williams, who joined RGL on the graduate programme in September 2005, has been appointed partner with effect from April 1
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