Changing roles at accountancy firms

Promotions at Johnston Carmichael and KPMG

Mark StewartAccountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has appointed corporate finance partner Mark Stewart (pictured) as managing partner in its Edinburgh office.

He takes over from Andrew Shepherd who has held the role since the office opened in 2002 and in that time has seen the office grow to a team of almost 130.

Mr Stewart heads up the firm’s infrastructure and renewable energy advisory team and previously held senior positions at RSM UK and KPMG.

Mr Shepherd will continue as chairman of the firm and as a business advisory partner.

Sandy Manson, chief executive, said: “A key part of our firm’s strategy is to have robust succession plans in place and to develop talent from within to maintain a strong leadership team.”

KPMG in Scotland has appointed Alan Turner as head of tax in Scotland, taking over from Jon Meeten, who is remaining with the firm but taking up a different position.

John Waterson has been promoted to audit partner, while David O’Hara and Sandra Gilchrist have been made tax partners.

A number of director promotions have also been made, with Katie Morrison, Andrew Williamson and Iain McLellan joining the senior team in Glasgow. Rob Logue and Jacqueline Hughes became directors in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, respectively.

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