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AAB appoints group non-executive chair

Previously, he has spent 20 years as a partner with private equity group 3i in Glasgow, Leeds and London.

Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) has announced the appointment of Ken Beaty as non-executive chair of the AAB Group.

Beaty reportedly has “extensive” experience working with the boards and shareholders of “high growth” private companies through his 20 years as a partner with private equity group 3i in Glasgow, Leeds and London.

He now operates as an independent board chair, working with both private and publicly quoted companies. Additionally, Beaty holds roles as a trustee and chair with charities in healthcare, education and the Arts.

Beaty said: “With an exceptionally talented team, and strong backing from private equity investor August Equity, AAB has a clear commitment to deliver real value to clients and is focused on building a leading tech-enabled, business critical services group which is highly differentiated in the market. 

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to support AAB as it continues on this journey.”

Graeme Allan, AAB chief executive, added: “It is fantastic to have Ken join the AAB Group at what is an incredibly exciting time for our business. His depth of experience, strategic vision and extensive network will be invaluable to the board as we identify new opportunities to continue to fast-track our growth.”

Last year, AAB merged with Glasgow-based accountancy firm Hardie Caldwell, acquired Edinburgh-based Purpose HR, and merged with Leeds-based accountancy firm Sagars. The business plans to continue to expand its portfolio of tech-enabled services for the SME and enterprise markets.

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