BusinessCompany NewsOrmerod is Personality of the Year

Ormerod is Personality of the Year

John Ormerod, the managing partner who assured a future for most of his beleaguered Andersen staff after leading them into a deal with Deloitte & Touche, has been voted Personality of the Year by Accountancy Age readers.

Link: All the awards winners

The surprise news came on Wednesday night during the annual Accountancy Age Awards at the Natural History Museum before an audience of more than 600 senior industry figures.

Ormerod saw off tough competition from John Connelly, managing partner at Deloitte, Peter Wyman, president of the ICAEW, Mike Rake, managing partner at KPMG, and senator Paul Sarbanes, author of controversial US corporate governance legislation.

Among the other winners was PricewaterhouseCoopers, which the judges named Big Four Firm of the Year. Judges said the firm was well ahead of its competitors. One added that it was ‘simply a leading firm’.

Financial Director of the Year was shared after judges decided they could find no way of separating David Leather, FD of the phenomenally successful Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and Chris Woodhouse, FD at Homebase, who played a leading role in the company’s MBO.

Related Articles

BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

Audit BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CVR Global appoints partner in London office

Company News CVR Global appoints partner in London office

6m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

Company News FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

6m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

Accounting Firms Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

Accounting Firms Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

Accounting Firms Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

Accounting Firms Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

Accounting Firms BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor