EY has boosted its Inverness office in Scotland with the appointment of Donald Forsyth, former Senior Partner of Scott-Moncrieff, as Assurance Partner. According to the firm, the addition of Forsyth reflects the firm’s expansion and investment in EY Scotland, with plans to double the size in the next 5 years.
Donald Forsyth joins EY from professional services firm Scott-Moncrieff, a company he worked at for almost 26 years, joining in 1989. During his career at the firm, he specialised in technology, renewable energy, forestry and farming, property and construction, and Professional services. In 1998 Forsyth was named Partner, leading the firm’s Business Advisory Group from then onwards and serving on the Executive & Strategy Board from 2011. Before he joined Scott-Moncrieff, he briefly worked as lecturer in the Business Studies Department of Edinburgh Napier University, and prior to this he ran his own retail business, which he started after graduating, between 1986 and 1989.
Forsyth holds a chartered account, certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and hold a Bachelor degree in Business Studies from Edinburgh Napier University.
Forsyth’s appointment is in line with EY’s ambition to double its size in Scotland, Peter Mearns, Inverness Office Managing Partner, explains. “Donald’s arrival to the 60 plus strong team in Inverness comes at a time of significant expansion and investment, not just for the Inverness office but EY Scotland as a whole. We have seen significant growth over the last few years and we plan to double our size in the next five years. Donald is an important addition to the team. I am confident our clients will benefit from his expertise.”
Commenting on his appointment, Forsyth says: “EY is Scotland’s leading professional services firm and a key employer and contributor to the economy in the North. I look forward to developing the local team whilst contributing to both the further success of our clients and the achievement of EY’s strategy for growth.”