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New role for Bathgate at Johnston Carmichael

richard-bathgateJohnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, has appointed Richard Bathgate as director of restructuring in its Aberdeen office.

Mr Bathgate arrives after more than 11 years at PwC, with significant experience in major corporate recovery and restructuring projects in the global energy sector, including the sale of interests in oil fields and large-scale businesses in the supply chain.

He is the latest in a succession of high-profile recruitments by Johnston Carmichael, following the arrival of six specialists in its tax division in the last month, as part of a series of strategic hires who will play a key role in the firm’s ongoing growth.

Matt Henderson, partner and head of restructuring, said: “This is an exciting development for us, Richard is a flagship hire for our team in Aberdeen. He is very highly regarded in the restructuring business and has been hugely successful throughout his career, with significant experience in the oil and gas sector.”

A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and qualified insolvency practitioner by the same body Richard, holds an MSc in Information Technology (Software Engineering) from Napier University and an MA (Hons) in Physical Geography from the University of Aberdeen.

He moved into accountancy in the energy sector in 2001, and gained experience in the food and beverage and banking sectors before moving to specialise in personal and corporate insolvency, business recovery and restructuring.



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