Baker Tilly has appointed Rowan Williams Head of its Professional Services Group in the UK. In her new role Williams will lead the firm’s multi-disciplinary team of partners and managers dedicated to the professional services sector including legal services, architects, management consultants, surveyors and other professionals. Williams succeeds George Bull.
Since joining Baker Tilly in 2009, Williams has led the firm’s London Business Advisory team and also the Professional Services Group in the London and South regions. She is an advisory partner at Baker Tilly and is also extensively involved in the firm’s international network, RSM International. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Rowan was an audit partner at BDO, managing a diverse range of clients, including partnerships, LLPs, AIM listed companies and owner managed businesses.
Effective from 1 April, Williams will now lead Baker Tilly’s Professional Services practice, the team that serves one of the largest markets in the UK. The professional services sector contributes over £150 billion to the UK economy every year and employs around 12% of the total workforce, as well as playing a pivotal role for the rest of the UK economy. She succeeds George Bull, who led the business unit for the past years. “I am delighted to be able to hand over the reins to Rowan who will inject new purpose and direction into the group as it focuses beyond traditional legal and other firms to a far wider range of professional service providers. I look forward to continuing my close association with the legal sector as a member of Rowan’s team.”
Rowan Williams comments on her new role: “I’m excited to be taking on this role at a really interesting time for the professional services sector. Whilst the growing economy offers real opportunities, barriers to entry in the sector are changing, and businesses need to be nimble and stay one step ahead of competitive developments to ensure their long term stability and growth.”