ROB ELLIOTT is to reprise his role as managing partner at Saffery Champness.
Elliott, who served in the role between 2002 and 2010, has taken over from Jonathan Fox [pictured] who will work with the firm as a consultant.
Fox’s appointment was unusual as he had been chosen as managing partner from a non-client-facing role. A non-accountant, he joined the firm in 2008 as executive director and was voted managing partner in 2010. He began a second term in April 2014.
Elliott became a partner in 1987, and has also served as the firm’s finance partner and on its management board. He said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been elected by my peers to the role of managing partner following Jonathan’s retirement, and in the year in which the firm celebrates its 160th anniversary.
“I am looking forward to leading the business as we renew our commitment to a longstanding and successful strategy: pursuing steady growth in our chosen markets and seeking to maintain our position as the pre-eminent accountancy adviser to entrepreneurs, private clients and their wider business interests.
“I would like to thank Jonathan for his valuable contribution to the firm’s strategic direction and growth during his time as managing partner. I am sure his new business venture will be a great success, and am grateful that we will still be able to benefit from Jonathan’s knowledge and insight as we have already agreed to work with him in his capacity as external consultant.”
Safferys is ranked 12th in the Accountancy Age 2014 Top 50+50 Survey of firms, with £65m in fee income.
Fox was interviewed by Accountancy Age in 2013.
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