Tax leader for Grant Thornton in Aberdeen
Ms Smallwood, who joins from EY, has more than 30 years’ experience in taxation including roles with HMRC and the big four accountants.
The chartered tax adviser also has developed knowledge in the energy sector and in global mobility issues.
Barry Fraser, managing director of the firm in Aberdeen, said: “Heather’s reputation in the marketplace is excellent and her knowledge of the oil and gas sector, combined with her tax insight, will perfectly complement our current offering, enabling us to capitalise on new opportunities as the city’s economic recovery continues.”
Ms Smallwood added: “There’s a real sense of cautious optimism developing in Aberdeen, with increased activity and a feeling that we now have an opportunity to rebuild lost ground and return to growth.”