Moving from the accounting giant’s South African office, Hourigan will serve as a tax partner in the firm’s global employer services team, leading BDO’s Africa advisory services team, which will assist companies in navigating their entry or expansion in the African market.
Chaplin joins BDO’s employment tax teams, having previously worked at EY, and has focused on the ‘gig economy’ and the employment status of the workforce in his previous work.
Joining from Deloitte, Ambrosini will lead the development of BDO’s London-based US tax team, and will advise businesses within the UK and Europe with a particular focus on all forms of asset managers and their funds.
Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming James, Damon and John to the firm today. All three partners have considerable experience and will be a huge asset to BDO, strengthening both our UK and international tax expertise.
“I’m pleased to say that we are seeing strong demand for our skills and services as UK businesses enter a phase of recovery and optimism around future economic growth.”