PracticeAccounting FirmsManaging partner Bevan steps down at BDO

Managing partner Bevan steps down at BDO

Bevan steps down after 11 months in the role

SIMON BEVAN has stepped down from the senior partner role at BDO, just 11 months into a four-year term.

Bevan has stepped down for personal reasons, with immediate effect, and will take a career break. He has also quit BDO’s partnership but will transition clients across over the next few weeks.

As managing partner, Bevan quit the role 18 months into a three-year term in 2001 and was replaced by Jeremy Newman, stating that he missed client work.

The search for his replacement will be swift. Applications for the four-year role will conclude next week, with partners voting for their choice on 21 June.

The senior partner role at BDO complements the managing partner position – offering governance and acting as champion of the partnership. Client work is also integral to the senior partner role.

A BDO spokesman said: “Simon made a substantial contribution to the business as an audit partner, in his role on the partnership council, and most recently as senior partner. We’re very sorry to see him go and wish him all the best.”

Bevan joined the firm in 1981, and was named a partner in 1988.

Bevan should not be confused with a seperate Simon Bevan working at BDO, who is a partner in the firm’s fraud unit.

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