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AAB appoints new senior partner

Chartered accountants Anderson Anderson Brown (AAB) has announced the promotion of Gill Pryde to senior partner.

Additionally, AAB has also appointed Derek Mitchell, James Pirrie and Neil Dinnes to its Partner in Charge (PiC) Group, which leads the firm’s operational management and strategic direction.

As a senior partner, Pryde, who has been with the firm for 23 years and a partner for 20 years, will play a key role in supporting AAB’s managing partner Graeme Allan across its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London.

As heads of their respective departments, Mitchell (Business Advisory Services), Pirrie  (Audit) and Dinnes (Corporate and International Tax) bring an range of expertise to AAB’s PiC group.

According to the firm, this, combined with their “breadth of skills and industry knowledge” will add an “additional dimension” to the operational and strategic management of the firm as it continues to work towards “ambitious growth plans in a changing marketplace”.

These include doubling revenue to £40m by 2022, creating 100 new jobs in their recently opened Edinburgh office as well as continuing to expand into the London and wider international markets in which the firm already work with clients.

Allan said: “The last 12 months at AAB have been exceptionally busy and seen a lot of change and, coupled with this, our profession is also facing substantial changes as a whole.

“Whilst this presents a number of challenges it also provides significant opportunities and being able to anticipate, manage and lead the response to these opportunities and embrace the changes requires a strong and diverse leadership team.”

He added: “Gill has an incredible passion for awesome client service and this, combined with the substantial success she has delivered for AAB, has culminated in this richly deserved promotion to senior partner. Likewise, Derek, Jim and Neil have developed deep specialisms themselves and across their teams which make each of them superb fit for their new, critical roles for the firm.”

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