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Scott leaves Barclays to head big four team

Ally ScottVeteran deal maker Ally Scott is leaving Barclays to join EY as partner to lead and expand its corporate finance team.

Mr Scott will become the head of EY Scotland’s transaction advisory services practice in September, ending an 11-year spell at Barclays Corporate Banking in Scotland where he was lately regional head and managing director.

Mr Scott said: “Scotland has a strong nucleus of growing and progressive organisations and as we navigate current economic uncertainties the right advice and strategic planning will be even more important for business than ever.

“I look forward to helping transform EY’s participation in the corporate finance market developing a leading, full-service team, with ambitions to grow significantly during the next three years, including an increase in the number of partners and directors.”

Head of corporate banking in Scotland Jamie Grant has taken over from Scott as Barclays head of region for Scotland and Northern Ireland with immediate effect.

Mark Harvey, EY’s senior partner in Scotland, said: “Scotland has a history of high profile deal makers with international reputations and Ally exemplifies that.

“He is an imaginative and innovative corporate financier who has excellent market insight which will be invaluable to EY as we expand our corporate finance practice in Scotland.

“I am delighted to welcome Ally to EY as he continues in that market leading role.”

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