Andersens names UK managing partner

The firm began the selection process for a new UK chief in January and a decision on the apppointment was not expected until the end of the month. It is understood all the heads of service categories and industry groups were in contention.

Philip Randall left the post after he was appointed managing partner of globaloperations by new CEO Joseph Berardino in January.

Ormerod, 52, had been head of Arthur Andersen’s technology, media and communications industry practice in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa since 1995.

He joined the firm in 1970, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1973, and was admitted to the partnership in 1981.

‘Businesses are operating in a highly volatile market, and one of my main priorities will be to focus firmly on helping our clients succeed through harnessing strengths in people, knowledge and technology.

‘To achieve this it will be important for us to continue to invest in the training and career development of our own people,’ said Ormerod.

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