David McKeith, 56, senior north-west partner at accountancy giant
PricewaterhouseCoopers is retiring after
seven years in the post and almost two decades with the firm.
McKeith, one of the region’s best-known business leaders in recent years,
leaves a position where he leads more than 850 staff across Manchester and
Liverpool, the Manchester Evening News reports.
He will be succeeded in January by Nick Boden.
McKeith is president of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, which he is
said to have has steered through troubled waters after chief executive Angie
Robinson reportedly had an affair with Michael Todd, the then Chief Constable of
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'