RSM hires Darren Mee as Director and Andrew Manning as Partner

29 September 2016 3 min. read
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Darren Mee and Andrew Manning have joined RSM. Mee returns to the firm as Director in its Birmingham office, after a two year gap during which he ran his own consultancy firm. Manning joins the firm as a Partner in the Bristol office, joining from Crowe Clark Whitehill where he was also a Partner.

Prior to re-joining RSM, Darren Mee founded Novus Modo Consulting, a consulting firm aimed at assisting law firms with performance improvement, implementing organisational change and the design new operating models. Previously, from 2011 until 2014, he worked at RSM, as an Associate Director in the firm’s Consulting practice, responsible for supporting clients through business process transformations. Earlier, he worked at Baker Tilly's management consultancy arm as a Senior Consultant, transferring to RSM following its acquisition in 2013. Mee started his career as a Quality Assurance Administrator at Albion Chemicals in 2003, before, in 2004, taking on the role of Worldwide Compliance Coordinator at GlaxoSmithKline. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Warwick - Warwick Business School.

RSM has appointed Mee as a Director in its Birmingham office. Mee will leverage his more than 12 years of experience to support the firm’s mid-market clients, as well as forge new relationships, across the West and East Midlands – advising them on growth and strategy.

Darren Mee, Andrew Manning - RSM

Mark Taylor, RSM’s Managing Partner for the Central region, says the he is “delighted” to welcome Mee back to RSM. Taylor further says, “Not only does he have a unique ability to understand the challenges and opportunities facing individuals and businesses, he also has a genuine passion for helping them achieve their objectives. I am sure he will play a key role in helping expand RSM’s business in the Midlands.”

Prior to joining RSM, Andrew Manning worked at Crowe Clark Whitehill as a Partner, where he provided Internal Audit services to Not for Profit and public benefit entities. Previously, between 2001 and 2013, he worked at Deloitte as Director in his most recent role. Earlier in his career, Manning worked for the Ministry of Agriculture from 1990 until 1999, in his last role as a Senior Audit Manager. Manning attended the Cass Business School Institute of Internal Audit.

Manning brings more than 20 years of risk consulting, governance and internal audit to RSM, where he takes on the role of risk assurance Partner in the firm’s Bristol office. Through the addition, RSM boosts its local capacity for servicing the charity and central government sectors, says Mark Jones, RSM’s National Head of Internal Audit services.

Commenting on the appointment, Jones adds, “We already provide internal audit and risk consulting services to major charities and international NGOs as well as central government departments. Andrew’s strength and reputation in these sectors combined with the opportunities we already have with the Government Internal Audit Agency Framework and the firm’s existing charity credentials give us an excellent opportunity to grow our market share in these strategically important areas.”

In August RSM added former PwC Senior Manager Mark Wood to its Governance and Risk Consulting Service Group.