US housing corporation Freddie Mac has now joined drugs company Merck in showing Andersen the door after more than 30 years service.
The news came as it emerged that Ford Motor Company had dropped the embattled auditor from working on its pricing dispute with Visteon, a car parts supplier.
In a statement, Freddie Mac said it would replace Andersen with PricewaterhouseCoopers, though it would still use Andersen in a consultancy capacity.
The reasons for the split are unclear – Freddie Mac, who had used Andersen as its auditor since its inception in 1970, said there had been no disagreements with the auditor.
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'