Menzies has appointed Simon Massey as its next managing partner, as Julie Adams steps down following a nine-year tenure in the role, ahead of her retirement in 2023.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a professional tax accountant, Massey joined the firm as partner 18 years ago and for the last seven years has played an active role on the firm’s management committee.
During this time, he supported the development of the firm’s evolving business strategy and the introduction of its ‘brighter thinking’ brand identity. He also served as office principal of the firm’s Farnborough office for the past eight years.
Massey said that looking ahead, he will continue to raise awareness of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion agenda and promote Menzies as an employer of choice to accountancy professionals at every stage of their career.
Massey said: “This is an exciting time to step up to managing partner and I am looking forward to leading the firm through the challenges that will inevitably lie ahead as the economy emerges from the pandemic.
“Over the past 18 months, the firm has learned to think on its feet and take confident decisions quickly in the interests of its stakeholders, both employees and clients. While making the right choices hasn’t always been easy, I believe that as a firm we have grown stronger and more resilient, despite the prevailing uncertainty. With the backing of a strong management committee, I am looking forward to progressing the firm’s growth strategy.”
Reflecting on her time as managing partner, Adams added: “I feel truly humbled and privileged to have been given the opportunity to perform this role over the past nine years and I would like to thank everyone at the firm for the support they have shown me in various ways over this period. As we adapt to new ways of working, the time is right for me to hand the baton over to Simon to further the firm’s strategic plans.”