Moore Kingston Smith promotes Anna Ganjolla to Director

28 October 2021 2 min. read
More news on

Professional services firm Moore Kingston Smith has announced the promotion of Anna Ganjolla to Director in the firm’s Theatre practice. Managing Partner Maureen Penfold said, “I’m thrilled to see Anna promoted to Director – it’s a testament to her understanding of, and contributions to, our growing theatre practice.”

Speaking on the firm’s internal culture of talent-development, Penfold added, “It has been a pleasure to see Anna move through the ranks over the past four years, and we are proud to offer an environment at Moore Kingston Smith that attracts and retains such a high level of talent.”

Ganjolla joined Moore Kingston Smith in May 2017, arriving as part of the firm’s acquisition of Anderson & Pennington. The purchased practice specialised in the provision of accountancy and taxation services to the theatre industry. Since then, the new Director has been “central in providing a joined-up approach within the firm,” according to a release from Moore Kingston Smith, which also cited her bringing together of technical expertise and sector knowledge and understanding, “enabling the team to deliver a uniquely tailored service to clients.”

Anna Ganjolla, Director, Moore Kingston Smith

While the firm is a multidisciplinary audit and advisory outfit, Moore Kingston Smith also provides a specialist service as accountant and business advisor to the theatre sector. As a go-to firm for the creative industry, both West End and regional, the firm has also become a hub for Broadway producers transferring shows to the UK, with its specialist team immersed in the sector, delivering advice tailored to the unique demands of the industry.

As such, prior to her promotion, Ganjolla had already become a well-known figure within the theatre industry, recognised for her extensive experience in the sector and with an unparalleled reputation for delivery. Heading the Production Accounts team, she was in daily contact with everyone involved in the show from individual crew members, through the production team to lead producers and investors.

As a Director, she will now work alongside Partner Mark Twum-Ampofo, Head of Moore Kingston Smith’s dedicated Theatre team, and continue to play an integral role in supporting the theatre industry as it navigates the pandemic era and beyond. The recent challenges the team have helped clients deal with include accounts, compliance, tax, royalties, payroll, and furlough queries, as the stage lights went dark amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Speaking on her new position, Ganjolla said, “I’m overjoyed to become Director. It’s been truly rewarding to be a part of Moore Kingston Smith’s Theatre practice, working with Mark to shape the growth and development of the team into what we are today, the go-to firm for theatre, and I’m excited for the future. I draw immense pride, joy, and satisfaction from supporting this dynamic industry. It is a privilege to work with such a talented group of people and to be so trusted by them – our clients rely on us as a vital part of their business.”

Moore Kingston Smith is an independent professional services firm in the UK. It has more than 60 partners, and over 600 staff in and around London. The firm is a member of the Moore Global Network, which has over 30,000 people across 100+ countries.