EY has appointed Martina Neary to head up its financial services business in the Midlands.
The Big Four firm added that Neary inherits a “strong and agile” team and replaces Amit Thaker, who will retain a leadership position in the Midlands and returns to his tax technology and transformation role.
Neary is a CFO consulting partner at EY, advising businesses in the insurance, wealth, and asset management industries. She has over 20 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s largest financial institutions, including major UK and global insurance companies, and has “significant experience” delivering finance transformation projects and advising on mergers and acquisition.
Within EY’s financial services practice, Ben Morphet has also recently been promoted to partner, and will lead EY’s Financial Services Assurance practice in the Midlands.
Anna Anthony, UK Financial Services managing partner, said: “I’m delighted that Martina is now leading our growing financial services practice in the Midlands. She is highly respected within the industry and understands the full potential of the Midlands financial services market.
“Having worked with some of the UK’s largest financial institutions, Martina is well placed to guide our clients through the current challenges and opportunities. I’d also like to congratulate Ben on his promotion to partner.”
Neary added: “I’m proud to be leading our financial services team in the Midlands; inheriting a highly skilled and agile team, and working with some of the biggest financial services firms in the region. Our focus will be to support clients as they navigate their new future outside the EU, and respond to upcoming opportunities and challenges around the green and digital agendas.”