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John Black to step down as AAB partner

Anderson Anderson and Brown LLP (AAB) has announced that John Black will retire as partner from the firm at the end of December 2020.

Black has spent over 25 years at AAB, including leading the audit division for over seven years. As well as advising on audit, assurance and financial reporting matters, he also assisted clients on acquisitions, disposals, fundraising and restructuring projects. In 2015 Black was actively involved in AAB’s first acquisition of John F Daly Associates Ltd, a specialist joint venture and contract audit firm.

In recent years, the firm said Black has been “instrumental” in building the firm’s credentials and client base in the E&P arena, both in Aberdeen and in London.

Graeme Allan, chief executive, said: “During his 25 years with the firm John has made an invaluable contribution to the continued success of AAB. In particular, he has played a key role in the development of both our audit and E&P teams, both of which have grown significantly in terms of clients, size and breadth of service.

“John has supported many clients through the challenges of change and business growth and has shared his experiences, passing on a wealth of knowledge to us all at AAB. We will miss John in the office day-to-day but look forward to continuing our relationship with him as a valued member of the AAB Alumni. We thank him for his huge contribution to the firm.”

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