Crowe appoints seven partners and directors across its business

12 April 2022 4 min. read
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Global professional services firm Crowe has made seven partner and director appointments in its UK business.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe said that “in these volatile times for the UK and the world” the appointments mean the firm is “in a better position than ever” to deliver guidance to its clients.

Crowe provides audit, tax, advisory and risk services to clients around the world. In the UK, Crowe has over 80 partners and a team of 900 professionals, who bring in revenues of over £100 million.

Crowe announces seven senior appointments in UK team

Graeme Jefford has become a partner in the Pension Funds practice. Over a 20-year career, he has accrued expertise in both statutory audit and internal audit services for pension schemes, as well as in pensions risk management assessment.

Jefford has played a particularly important role in developing Crowe’s pensions internal audit service, which he leads, to help Trustees improve their risk registers and internal controls systems. He is well placed to help Trustees comply with emerging regulatory guidance, including new governance requirements set out in the Pension Regulator’s combined Code of Practice.

Andrew Hawley has been promoted to partner in the Corporate Tax team. Bringing more than 18 years’ tax experience to the role, he frequently works with Crowe’s global network to help complex cross-border businesses realise their objectives, from overcoming challenges on withholding tax and company residency to restructuring operations and eliminating intercompany debt.

Hawley’s promotion comes at a time when tax is an increasingly global issue against the backdrop of OECD-led international reform as well as international challenges, such as the Covid-19 crisis.

Tony White becomes a partner and Chief People Officer on Crowe’s Operations Board. He arrived at Crowe in 2016 to implement a strategic people plan as a foundation for the firm’s growth, encompassing HR, recruitment and internal learning and development initiatives.

White has had a particularly important role throughout the course of the pandemic, championing plans to support Crowe’s people and nurture talent in a working environment that transformed overnight. 

Stephen Adshead has been promoted to partner and General Counsel. Adshead joined Crowe in 2017 as its first General Counsel.

Since his arrival, he has developed his team and made an invaluable contribution to firm-wide strategy, in particular advising the executive team, partners and employees on legal and regulatory risks.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe commented, “Graeme, Andrew, Tony and Stephen have been great assets to their teams, helping our firm deliver growth in a tough economic environment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contribution and welcome them to the partnership.”

External appointments

In addition to internal promotions, Crowe also hired two new partners and a director externally.

Trevor Ling has been appointed partner within the Corporate Tax team. He brings extensive tax expertise of more than 20 years, built up both in a consultancy environment and previous roles leading the in-house tax teams at FTSE-listed companies.

Nick Jones has been appointed partner in the Corporate Audit team. Arriving with almost 30 years’ experience, he has previously been involved in delivering an extensive audit portfolio of fully listed, AIM listed, PE backed, and privately owned businesses operating in a variety of industries.

Bostock added, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Trevor and Nick to the firm. They join with strong reputations in the market and it is fantastic to be able to call such experienced professionals with diverse careers our colleagues. I am confident that they will help their teams go from strength to strength.”

Isaac Alfon, finally, has become the latest member of the team, joining Crowe with more than 20 years of experience in industry and regulatory roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor at HM Treasury. There, he worked on the development of the Solvency II regulatory requirements – and Senior Economist at the Financial Services Authority.

In his new role within the Risk Consulting practice, Alfon will assist clients with their risk management and governance needs, with a particular focus on sustainability.

Head of the Risk Consulting team, Justin Elks, said, “Isaac’s arrival is also testament to the strong reputation Crowe enjoys in the insurance and financial services market. I look forward to the fresh insight and value Isaac will bring for clients, as we continue to help organisations build sustainable businesses that are well-placed to respond to and benefit from change and uncertainty.”