Professional services firm BDO has appointed Walters as CIO, bolstering the firm’s presence in the rapidly expanding technology and innovation segment. The role, which is newly created, will focus on developing the firm’s marketable advisory propositions in the IT infrastructure and digital technology space; he takes responsibility for a team of 86 IT'ers and professionals.
Andy Butterworth, Chief Operating Officer at BDO, says: “The pace of change in technology and digital innovation is transforming the way organisations do business, and it’s no different for the accountancy profession. Businesses want to work with advisers that have the confidence and experience to help them navigate new and unfamiliar territory. Having a digital mind-set and using emerging technologies are crucial to our growth strategy. Stuart’s appointment further strengthens our client service offering, ensuring we stay relevant, competitive and easy to do business with.”