EY has named a new office managing partner in Yorkshire along with three new partner announcements.
Tim West takes over the reins from Suzanne Robinson as managing partner, who has completed her five and a half year tenure in the role. She will continue in the firm as financial accounting advisory services (FAAS) leader across the UK and Ireland.
West joined the Leeds office 22 years ago and has held a variety of roles, providing tax advice to a range of businesses.
West said: “Having spent my entire working life in the Leeds and Yorkshire business community where I’ve made many great friends and acquaintances, it’s an absolute pleasure and privilege to be taking on the EY Yorkshire office managing partner role.
“In such a dynamic and changing world as we find ourselves currently, there will be opportunities for all to rapidly enhance commercial and specialist skills and their careers as a result. We have a great team spirit and a genuine desire to guide and support our colleagues in a way that very clearly differentiates us from our competitors. That’s a team I am proud to be a part of and delighted to lead.”
The Big Four firm has also named three new partners in its Yorkshire office, Rob Skinner, Hayley Carrington, and Leo Brown.
Skinner works in EY’s global compliance and reporting team and has 15 years of experience advising financial service clients around their corporate tax affairs.
Carrington has been part of EY’s audit and assurance team in Yorkshire for 12 years, and has worked with a portfolio of companies across the North of England.
Brown works in EY’s forensics team, where he has built 20 years’ experience providing forensic accounting support to clients.
Stephen Church, EY north managing partner, said: “These latest partner appointments will help further strengthen our presence across the region. Across the North region we now have 105 Partners, reflecting a significant investment in our people and business as we seek to meet growing client demand.
“I’d also like to extend my congratulations to Tim on his new role and know he will be a great asset to the region. And to Suzanne, thank you for your commitment and dedication to the office managing partner role.”