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RSM makes trio of partner appointments in the North West

Jacqui Baker has been promoted to partner in the audit practice, while David Hawley and Paul O’Leary have been hired to further ‘strengthen the corporate tax and technology risk assurance teams respectively’

RSM has made a trio of partner appointments in the North West region. 

Jacqui Baker has been promoted to partner in the audit practice. She will be based in Liverpool but will act for clients across the North West region.

Baker is an auditor with over 16 years’ experience advising growing, entrepreneurial middle market businesses. 

She specialises in the consumer sector and also heads up RSM’s retail sector group nationally. 

In addition, the firm has recruited new partners David Hawley and Paul O’Leary to further “strengthen the corporate tax and technology risk assurance teams respectively”. 

Corporate tax adviser Hawley has joined RSM’s regional tax team from Grant Thornton and brings with him over 14 years of experience advising “dynamic middle market businesses” on a “range of corporate and entrepreneurial tax matters”.  

Meanwhile, O’Leary joins RSM from KPMG with over 17 years’ experience advising businesses on all aspects of digital risk including cyber, third party risk, change assurance, operational resilience and governance for robotics and artificial intelligence. 

He also brings financial services, technology, retail, energy, construction and government sector expertise to his new role. He will support businesses across the North to “maximise digital opportunities while mitigating risk”.

Kevin Duffy, regional managing partner for RSM in the North West, said: “These appointments reflect our strong appetite to invest and continue growing in the North West. I’m delighted to welcome all three into the partnership and I look forward to supporting them and seeing them contribute to the success of our business. 

“Jacqui has played a crucial role in supporting and growing our regional audit practice; and David and Paul bring expertise that complements and enhances our North West offering.”

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