Nigel Bostock takes the helm at Crowe Clark Whitehill

14 September 2017

Crowe Clark Whitehill have named Nigel Bostock, a servant of the firm for some 27 years, as their new CEO. Bostock, who joined as a graduate trainee, takes the top job with a view to evolve the firm to meet changing clients demands amid a shifting technological and regulatory landscape.

Nigel Bostock will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer after four years as Managing Partner of Crowe Clark Whitehill’s London office. A Corporate Business and Professional Practices Audit Partner since 2005, Bostock celebrates the commencement of his 27th year with the firm this Autumn, having completed the fabled journey to the top of a firm having joined as a graduate trainee in 1991. Over the course of his career, the one-firm-man has come to specialise in the audit of corporates and LLPs. He has advised a wide range of large, private and SME clients across a range of industry sectors operating both within the UK and internationally.

During his lengthy spell with the consulting firm, during which he also became a member of the Executive team, Bostock has seen many changes. Crowe have grown significantly to become a member of Crowe Horwath, the eighth largest global accountancy network in the world. In the meantime, the firm has also developed a position as a recognised leader in the UK for audit, tax and advisory services across five areas of focus: corporate business, non-profits, pension funds, professional practices and private clients.

Nigel Bostock - CEO - Crowe Clark Whitehill

Bostock steps into the shoes of David Mellor, the former CEO, who vacated the role as of September 1st. Mellor is expected to continue providing input, support and counsel to ensure a smooth transition, before completing his planned retirement in March 2018. The pair had worked alongside one another for the past 11 years, with the newly promoted Bostock keen to pay tribute to his long-time colleague.

“I would like to thank David for his exceptional leadership and contribution to Crowe. It has been a pleasure to work with him over the last 11 years and to see his dedication to the firm first hand. He is a widely respected and talented partner and he has been a great ambassador both for us and our profession,” he said.

Commenting on how he feels the firm needs to progress following his ascension to the top job, the new CEO concluded, “As a firm we remain committed to delivering the highest quality services to clients and will continue to build on the strong market presence that we have today. We anticipate the changing needs of our clients and the markets in which we operate – local, national and international – in order to develop and maintain long-term relationships with those we advise. We will continually evaluate the impact of regulatory, technological, economic and political change to shape our business for the future.”

Bostock steps into the position at a time when CEOs are living through a period of sustained uncertainty. While most in the role are said to be generally upbeat, in spite of precarious global geo-political conditions, CEOs have seen their life-cycle clipped over the recent era to around 5 years – as increasingly anxious shareholders, coupled with increased accountability in the internet age, mean those in the highest echelons of Executive teams are under the greatest scrutiny seen in decades.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.