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RSM boosts ESG credentials with new partner hire

With the appointment, RSM said it is looking ‘to strengthen and expand its ability to offer a market leading ESG advisory to UK middle market businesses’

RSM UK has strengthened its environmental social and governance (ESG) credentials with the appointment of Dr Karl George, one of the UK’s leading corporate governance experts, as partner and head of corporate governance.

With the appointment, RSM said it is looking “to strengthen and expand its ability to offer a market leading ESG advisory to UK middle market businesses”.

Previously the founder and managing director of The Governance Forum and creator of the Effective Board Member programmes, George works with senior executives in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He has over 25 years combined experience in accountancy, business and strategic development.

He will be based out of the firm’s Birmingham office.

George said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining RSM during what is an exciting period of growth and opportunity for the firm. RSM is a well-established brand, and it has a clear ambition to become the leading adviser to middle market businesses here in the UK, and globally, with sound corporate governance at its core.

“This is also a people business with a fantastic, collaborative culture. I look forward to applying my expertise to help develop the team and support its clients to help realise their goals.”

Mark Taylor, regional managing partner at RSM, added: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Karl to the team. His appointment marks a major step for us in realising our ambition to offer market leading advice that is tailored to individual businesses and their objectives.

“His extensive experience of working with complex, public and private sector organisations both big and small sets us in good stead. I’m very much looking forward to working closely with Karl and wish him every success in his new role with us.”

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