EY Newcastle has announced that it has appointed Mike Scoular as its new managing partner.
Scoular will replace Sandra Thompson who will relocate to the accountancy firm’s Reading offices. Scoular joined the company’s Newcastle arm from its Edinburgh offices in order to grow its orth East Financial Services business. The new managing partner has been with EY for 16 years having joined Arthur Andersen in Scotland, he will lead a team of 650.
Mike Scoular, Newcastle managing partner, said: “I am thrilled to take on this role – it’s an exciting time to take the lead for Newcastle. Our practice has progressed and grown greatly in the last couple of years.
“EY recognises that our regions are important drivers of UK growth and there is a real buzz and sense of ambition amongst the team here.
“I expect the pace of change to continue to increase in the coming years. I will therefore be focused on ensuring we have the strongest possible team in place, with further senior hires and will continue to increase the diversity of our team.”
Sandra Thompson said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed leading EY in my home region, and working with all of our great clients.
“Mike’s leadership will build on the progress we have made, bringing further growth to the region, and I look forward to seeing him bring his own dynamic style to the role. For me personally, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to take on new challenges.”