Baker Tilly has appointed Fiona Bell to its Employer Solutions Group in the UK as Tax Partner, a move that, according to the firm, will enhance and consolidate its existing service offering as Bell joins with extensive experience in Tax and employer solutions.
Fiona Bell joins Baker Tilly as Tax Partner with 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Tax Adviser, Trust and Estate Practitioner and nearly 30 years’ experience as a practicing solicitor, hereby strengthening the firm’s tax capabilities. “Fiona will be an asset to the tax team, and in particular, Baker Tilly’s Employer Solutions Group. Her strong expertise in this area will enhance and consolidate the existing service offering, adding a great deal to our share scheme capability across the country,” explains Anne-Marie Welch, Baker Tilly’s London Head of Employer Solutions. “Fiona’s welcome addition recognises the value this team can contribute to clients in this growing area of employee ownership.”
At the consulting firm, Bell will be tasked with working for a wide range of Baker Tilly’s client companies, helping to implement strategies to assist in recruiting, retaining, motivating, rewarding and engaging key personnel, using shares and other means.
Bell started her career in 1985 as an Assistant at Slaughter and May, a role she held for two and a half years, before moving to Nabarro where she worked for nearly five years. In 1992 she started Fiona Bell Solicitors where she worked until 1999 as its Principle. In 1999 she stepped over to Memery Crystal where she worked as a solicitor for 13 years, engaged with Employee Benefits and Personal Tax. In 2012 she became the Managing Director at The RM2 Partnership Ltd, working with client companies to design, implement and run employee share schemes; a role she held until the start of 2015. In 2013 she joined The Quoted Companies Alliance’s “Share Scheme Experts Group” as Chair, a role she still holds today.
Bell holds a LLB in law from the Queen Mary University of London.