Independent accounting firm Johnston Carmichael has appointed Andrew Walker as its new CEO, replacing Sandy Manson on 1 August.
Since joining the business in 2003 and becoming managing partner of the Aberdeen office in 2007, Walker has played an important role in the leadership of the firm having also been a member of its board for 11 years.
As CEO, he will continue to grow and diversify the business with a firm focus on developing Johnston Carmichael’s “talent pipeline” and expanding its digital presence.
Walker said: “It is a great honour to take over the role of CEO from Sandy and build on Johnston Carmichael’s strong track record as Scotland’s leading independent accountancy firm. Our profession is going through a lot of change and we as a firm need to keep evolving, improving and investing to take advantage of the exciting opportunities which exist for a leading independent firm of our national scale.”
Manson added: “It has been a huge privilege to serve such a talented and able team of people and the continued success of our firm is all down to our people and the energy and dedication they bring in delivering for our clients each and every day. What they have delivered over the last 12 years has surpassed my expectations at every turn.
“I have never been more positive and excited about the future of our firm and after 12 years now is the right time to hand on the baton to Andrew. With his considerable talents and experience, he will take this firm from strength to strength.”