BDO announces a trio of new partner appointments

08 April 2024 2 min. read
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Accounting and advisory firm BDO has continued to invest in its people with a further three partner hires. Claire Collins, Evan Routenberg and Carl Jebbitt each arrive from Big Four firms to bolster BDO’s auditing wing. 

Evan Routenberg joins BDO as a partner with the digital risk advisory services (DRAS) team, having built up almost 20 years' experience in professional services. He will lead BDO’s digital third party assurance (TPA) practice, and will be based in BDO’s London office.

Routenberg joins from PwC. He was with the professional services giant for almost 19 years, most recently as a director in PwC’s assurance practice – and particularly providing TPA services, including readiness assessments to client portfolio that includes organisations in fintech, hospitality, payroll, technology and telecommunications industry.

BDO announces a trio of new partner appointments

Claire Collins joins BDO as a partner in the firm’s Quality and Risk Management team. She has significant experience in audit quality and regulation, and will be based in BDO’s London office.

Collins joins from EY, where she was latterly a partner in its audit wing. She had joined the Big Four firm as a manager in assurance in 2006.

Speaking on the move via LinkedIn, Collins said, “After nearly 18 years it is time to move to pastures new. What makes EY special is the people who work there. Without their enthusiasm, knowledge, humour and friendship I would not have stayed so long… I am sad to be leaving but excited for a new chapter.”

Carl Jebbitt meanwhile joins BDO in the South East. He will lead the pension audit team in the region, and specialise in defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid pension schemes from BDO’s Guildford office.

Jebbit joins from Deloitte. He was with the Big Four company for more than a decade, and was most recently an audit director there - specialising in pension funds, investment funds and internal controls. 

Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, commented on the appointments, “These appointments are reflective of our ongoing investment into our assurance and advisory offerings and our commitment to the continued quality of our partnership. Our investment in talented and high-performing individuals like Evan, Claire and Carl, demonstrates our commitment to offer a broad range of bespoke services.”