RSM appoints four new Partners to boost UK tax offering

17 April 2019 3 min. read
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Global auditing and consulting firm RSM has boosted its London tax team by bringing in four new Partners. Duncan Nott, Phil Partington, Keith Thomas and Melanie Reed have each spent decades in the sector, bringing a wealth of experience to the office.

RSM, the world’s sixth-largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, currently encompasses 116 countries, 750 offices and 40,000 people across the globe. The last year has seen the network collectively deliver on a strategy focused on RSM’s people, clients and future-led innovative thinking. In Europe, the firm’s progress was particularly pronounced, with revenue growth more than doubling from 2017 figures to hit 12%.

As RSM looks to build on a successful year and bolster its offering for a busy 2019, it has undergone a hiring spree, alongside a spate of internal promotions. The firm’s offices in Basingstoke and East Anglia were among those to have seen new talent arrive in recent months. Now, the mid-tier firm has announced the addition of four new Partners to its London-based tax practice.

RSM appoints four new Partners to boost UK tax offering

Nott, a Transfer Pricing Partner, moves from BDO where he was a transfer pricing director after spending more than eight years with the firm. Throughout his career, he has specialised in helping clients understand their value chain and build effective transfer pricing policies. Nott also previously spent more than six years at Big Four firm PwC.

Partington, meanwhile, is a specialist in expatriate tax, arriving at RSM after four years with MHA MacIntyre Hudson, where he was Tax Director. Partington will work in RSM’s employer solutions tax group, bringing 20 years of experience in the profession, having held roles at Frank Hirth, BDO, KPMG and Deloitte.

Thomas has spent 27 years at partner level and will focus on driving growth for large corporate groups, bringing the insights of 40 years of industry experience. He previously headed EY’s FTSE 100 Tax group of partners until 2011. He most recently spent time as a Managing Director in the UK tax practice of Alvarez & Marsal

Reed, who has relocated from RSM’s Bury St Edmunds office to take up the position in London, is currently the firm’s national leader of its corporate tax team. She has worked with RSM for almost five years, following a stint with Scratton Bland, where she was a Tax Partner. Prior to that, Reed also held senior roles at Grant Thornton during a career spanning two decades.

“From a technical and service perspective, RSM has never been in a better place to offer our clients commercially minded tax advisory services," Reed said. "I am excited about the opportunities we have to add real value to clients and continue to grow the London practice.”