Dobson makes the move to the firm having previously worked for Deloitte in its global mobility team based in Manchester. Originally from Doncaster, he is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University where he earned an undergraduate and a master’s degree, both in accounting.
He has previously worked in personal tax before shifting to expat matters and said he is “looking forward” to combining the two at BHP. His appointment boosts the team to a total of 53 tax advisors, 23 of which are chartered.
Commenting on his appointment, Dobson said: “I like working with numbers, tax was always a favourite topic of mine at university and I decided that was the route I wanted to go down afterwards.”
“Having spoken to people who know BHP personally, it was so highly recommended by them that I was convinced to join. I was keen to join a firm of this size to allow me to work across all taxes and BHP stood-out in the mid-tier market as both an innovator and a well-known people-centric business.”
BHP has more than 300 staff, including 31 partners. Over the last 10 years the business has increased turnover from £8m to over £22m.