RSM adds Elizabeth Rogers and shifts Steven Brown in Northern region

21 March 2017 Consultancy.uk

RSM has added former BHP Chartered Accountants expert Elizabeth Rogers to its Leeds Tax Practice as an Associate Director. The firm has also supported firm veteran Steven Brown’s move into the firm’s M&A offering in the North.

Prior to joining RSM, Elizabeth Rogers worked at BHP Chartered Accountants in Sheffield. Most recently, in her more than ten years with the  firm, she was Head of the Trusts & Estates arm. Previously, between 1997 and 2007, she worked at Deloitte in Leeds, her latter role at the firm was Personal Tax & Trust Manager. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser, is STEP qualified and sits on the Yorkshire committee for the professional association.

Rogers joins RSM as an Associate Director in the firm’s Tax Practice, at its office in Leeds. Her new role will see her provide advisory and compliance support for the region’s growing number of private clients in the areas of tax, wealth and succession planning. She will also work closely with RSM's wider team to grow the Leeds practice and its offerings in the region.

Steve Brown, RSM tax partner in Leeds, says, “We are delighted to welcome Liz to the Leeds team. She joins at an exciting time as our private client tax practice continues to grow and drawing on Liz’ varied experience we will further strengthen our offering – allowing us to support more high net worth individuals on complex UK and international tax planning.”

Elizabeth Rogers and Steven Brown - RSM

Steven Brown, following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from the Northumbria University, joined RSM Tenon, a legal predecessor of RSM. During his time at the firm, which rebranded to RSM in 2013, Brown held managerial positions in its Audit and Accounts segment, and spent around ten years in the firm’s North East restructuring advisory team. In 2013 he became an Associate Director in the firm’s Newcastle upon Tyne location.

Brown’s latest promotion sees him shift to the North East corporate finance team, where he will follow his personal ambition to add corporate finance skills to his wider capabilities. Through the addition, Brown strengthens the firm’s M&A offering in the region and will work closely with Tony Edwards, the regional head of corporate finance.

Regarding the move, Edwards, remarks, “It’s great to welcome Steven to the team. It’s been a very busy year, and we have a strong pipeline, so he joins us at an exciting time. This success is testimony to the skills and expertise we already have in place – and Steven’s experience will further enhance this offering.” He adds that the move is a ‘win-win’ for the firm and Steven, “as the move supports the needs of our business, but it also provides the opportunity to facilitate Steven’s personal career ambitions – supporting our commitment to attracting, developing and retaining key North East talent.”

Brown comments, “The move is a great opportunity to broaden my skill set, whilst drawing on my complementary experience to drive deal activity for the firm. I’m looking forward to building on the momentum of last year to support more North East businesses with their goals.”

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