Smith and Williamson make two new appointments as part of a plan to allow its
assurance chief to focus on the national practice.
Stephen Drew has been appointed to head of London Assurance and Business
services (ABS), after becoming a partner for Smith & Williamson in 1999.
Philip Quigley, who joined Smith and Williamson from KPMG in 1993, is now
national head of transaction services.
The promotions were made after national head of ABS Giles Murphy’s decision
to focus more on the national ABS practice, to allow him to concentrate on the
strategic development of the ABS division and to lead the professional
“This is a great opportunity for Stephen and Philip,” said Murphy.
Drew said: “The economic conditions are opening opportunities for us to
increase our brand awareness and market share.”
He has extensive experience of assurance and advisory work and a client base
of listed companies, private equity backed businesses and entrepreneurs all
operating in a number of sectors, including natural resources and property and
Quigley has advised many companies on admission to AIM and full listing,
acting as reporting accountant and with international experience in the ABS
division, particularly in India, Hong Kong, China and the Far East, as well as
Quigley will continue as head of the quoted companies group at Smith &
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