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Simonds, who has a strong background in corporate finance, including almost five years as director of Kleinwort Benson, replaces acting chairman, Keith Roberts.
Roberts will return to his role as a non-exective director after stepping into the breach following the resignation of John Lovering in February.
‘I am very pleased Gavin is joining the team,’ said Peacock Group chief executive Richard Kirk. ‘I am confident his enormous experience and complementary skills will make an important contribution to the group’s future success.’
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016