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Bishop Fleming names new chair

Pippa Clarke will assume the role of chair on 1 June, when current chair Ian Smith retires

Bishop Fleming has announced the appointment of Pippa Clarke as its new chair. 

A tax partner within the firm, Clarke heads up its Technology, Innovation and Growth sector, having joined Bishop Fleming in 2019. She will assume the role of chair on 1 June, when current chair Ian Smith retires.

Clarke said: “I am delighted to be taking on this key strategic role as we embark on an ambitious plan to further grow our business. I am particularly passionate about the development of our people, and among several other priorities will be working with the team to attract more talented people to our business. Excellent people, who reach their potential, will be pivotal to this growth.

“As a responsible business we are absolutely committed to improving inclusion and diversity and as someone who has a less traditional background, I am particularly proud of the important message my appointment delivers in promoting diversity in business, both internally to our own people and in our sector.”

Smith added: “It is bittersweet that I am retiring from the partnership at this juncture. On the one hand I am immensely proud of what we have achieved during my tenure, but at the same time I am somewhat jealous of the opportunities that lie ahead for our business. I look forward to watching Bishop Fleming succeed further under Pippa and Andrew’s leadership and wish them, and all our people well.”

Managing partner Andrew Sandiford concluded: “Pippa’s appointment coincides with our intention to double the size of our business over the next few years.

“I would like to personally thank Ian for everything he has delivered over the last five years. He has made an indelible mark on our business and is handing over the chairing reins to Pippa when our business is in fantastic shape. We are currently experiencing considerable growth in all areas of our business, and I look forward to working with Pippa to build on this success.”

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