Business recovery expert Birch, who has served in high-profile roles at Chelsea, Leeds and most recently Everton, has consistently been linked with the job following Mark Palios’ resignation.
PKF corporate recovery head Philip Long recently told Accountancy Age that Birch would be ‘a very good option’ for the FA role.
Last week Richard Scudamore ruled himself out of contention for the post.
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