RSM UK appoints Alex Tait as national head of risk and governance

20 May 2024 2 min. read
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Alex Tait has been chosen by RSM UK to become its new national head of risk and governance. His mandate will be to accelerate growth, and to support a strategic drive to strengthen the firm’s wider consulting advisory solutions.

Kirsty Sandwell, national head of consulting at RSM UK commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Alex Tait into our consulting family to lead our risk solution and help drive our consulting growth strategy forward. Alex is a highly experienced senior partner who understands RSM, with a proven track record of working across multidisciplinary teams to create opportunities for clients, and to grow our own business.”

RSM, is a global network of accounting and consulting firms. The group represents the seventh largest professional services firm in the UK, and the sixth largest in the world by revenue. Its risk and governance team offers robust assurance and advisory services spanning internal audit, technology risk, financial services compliance and international development funding.

RSM UK appoints Alex Tait as national head of risk and governance

In the coming three years, RSM has ambitious plans for the division, and aims to double the size and scope of its risk and governance business – both in terms of skilled headcount and the breadth of expertise. According to a release from the firm, the arrival of Alex Tait to head up those efforts in the UK underscores RSM’s commitment to “strengthen and bolster its risk and governance offering to non-for-profit organisations,” while “further investing in and expanding its corporate-focused capability.”

Speaking on his promotion, Tait added, “I look forward to working closely with the team to enhance our reputation by building out a comprehensive risk and governance solution, investing in and expanding our corporate market offering and broadening our relationships across all our wider consulting offer. I also look forward to working closely with my colleagues throughout the UK and internationally to share best practice from around the network."

Tait has spent almost three decades with RSM, joining as a trainee in 1996. He reached partner in 2006, and he led the firm’s Scotland and Northern Ireland region from 2018.