Multi-national accounting network RSM International has appointed its first
female chief executive.
Jean Stephens will take up the role at the beginning of next year, running
for five years. Formerly chief operating officer, she will spend her time trying
to increase the network’s penetration into growing organisations and to expand
Before joining RSM in London, Stephens, a certified public accountant, has
served as senior manager in audit at McGladrey & Pullen and managing
director in RSM McGladrey’s in Los Angeles.
RSM’s network partner in the UK is Robson Rhodes, the UK’s eleventh largest
firm with turnover of £85.5m.
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
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'