INTERNATIONAL NETWORK UHY International has voted to make the London arm’s managing partner its chairman.
Ladislav Hornan (pictured) was this month appointed as chairman for the second time during his career at the firm.
Hornan joined the firm in 1974 while studying for his ACCA qualification before he became a licensed insolvency practitioner. He was made partner in 1980 and managing partner in 1995, taking a board role at UHY International in 1996.
From January 2002 to October 2007, Hornan was the network’s chairman and was succeeded by John Wolfgang, the managing director of UHY Advisors NY Inc.
However, Hornan now succeeds Wolfgang who helped found the network more than 25 years ago.
Five-year terms have been reduced to three at UHY International following a change in the network’s constitution last year.
“We really want to focus further on member firms’ growth and expansion in their own markets with a view to gearing up to working cross-border,” said Hornan.
“Member firms’ growth alone may not suffice for UHY to grow significantly enough to establish itself higher up the rankings of international networks and so enable it to compete more effectively for international business. So we will need to look at other solutions, which may be considered if the right opportunities arise.”
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group