RSM appoints Ruth Chapman as Partner in Leicester office

28 September 2020 2 min. read
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Ruth Chapman has been named as a Partner in RSM’s Leicester office. Chapman joins the audit and advisory firm following a spell as a Director with PwC.

At a very difficult time for businesses across the Midlands, professional services firm RSM is seeing many clients look to it for support through the pandemic, the recession and impending Brexit deadline. As the firm particularly looks to service the middle market across the region, RSM has looked to strengthens its ability to offer specialist accountancy advice to an increasing portfolio of clients with complex operations; hiring Ruth Chapman as a Partner.

Kevin Harris, Office Managing partner for RSM in Leicester, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Ruth to RSM. She is a great asset and brings a wealth of knowledge to further strengthen the East Midlands team. She is highly regarded in the industry for her people skills, significant experience in the Big Four firms and technical expertise… I’m confident that Ruth will play a major role in supporting RSM’s clients through the on-going crisis and beyond."

Ruth Chapman, Partner, RSM

Chapman joins RSM within its accounting and business advisory function, and will now work to help deliver “advisory services, insights and accounting solutions for mid-market clients.” She brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, having advised owner managed and SME businesses across several director positions within the professional services sector.

Chapman joins from PwC having spent two four-year spells with the Big Four firm. Latterly, she was a Director within PwC’s My Financepartner and Wider Operate team. Between those two terms, Chapman spent six years with Prime Chartered Accountants, where she was also a Director. Previously, Chapman was employed in Deloitte’s National Accounting & Auditing (NAA) technical team for over a decade.

Speaking on her appointment, Chapman said, "It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join RSM during this era of significant change. I have been blown away by the breadth of services that we offer and am looking forward to supporting the type of clients I am passionate about, as well as helping RSM to differentiate ourselves in the market by using technology. I love to be able to help client businesses grow and thrive, and to know I am making a real difference."