Moore Kingston Smith welcomes five new partners

09 May 2022 2 min. read
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National mid-tier accounting and advisory firm Moore Kingston Smith has appointed five new partners.

Neil Mather and Stephen Orriss have been hired externally, while Jamie Seaford, Dan Leaman and Joanna Cosgrove have been promoted into the partnership from within.

Commenting on the leadership appointments, Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner of Moore Kingston Smith, said: “The strong reputation and technical expertise of Neil and Stephen will further enhance our client offering, while bringing fresh thinking to our teams. The promotion of Jamie, Dan and Joanna is a reflection of their hard work, contributions and commitment over the years.”

Moore Kingston Smith welcomes five new partners

Neil Mather is a licensed insolvency practitioner with over 25 years of experience taking both local and cross-border appointments and advising lenders, directors, creditors and shareholders.

With a focus on the insurance and financial sectors, Mather has dealt with several large complex matters, including contentious insolvencies with litigation and recoveries across multiple jurisdictions, as well as general advisory and insolvency cases spanning a multitude of sectors. Prior to joining Moore Kingston Smith, he was a partner at Mazars and Begbies Traynor.

Stephen Orriss is a corporate finance partner with over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory. He advises shareholders of owner-managed businesses and management teams as well as debt and equity fund raising.

Orriss joins Moore Kingston Smith from RSM, where he spent close to two decades as a partner. Before that, he worked in the corporate finance arm of BDO.

Jamie Seaford has been with Moore Kingston Smith since 2012, when he joined as a trainee. He provides audit, accountancy, and other compliance-based services to large international groups and owner-managed businesses.

Dan Leaman is a corporate finance partner with over eleven years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, acting as lead adviser to a range of clients consulting on strategy, sales of businesses and the fundraising of debt and equity.

His specialisms include providing strategic advice to owners preparing for sale, as well as working alongside businesses to design and implement turnaround and restructuring strategies. Leaman re-joined Moore Kingston Smith early 2020 from industry.

Joanna Cosgrove has been with the firm for 25 years, focusing on audit, annual accounts, corporation tax compliance and business advisory work. Specialising in TV and film production companies, Cosgrove works with individuals as well as small and medium-sized owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses.