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Today’s news in brief – 22/1/2024

Grant Thornton UK has appointed Malcolm Gomersall as CEO, succeeding Dave Dunckley. Gomersall, a COO since 2019 and an audit partner with over 20 years at the firm, takes on the role subject to regulatory approval. Acknowledged for overseeing strategic investments in people, processes, and technologies, Gomersall emphasises Grant Thornton’s inclusive culture and quality leadership. The firm’s chair, Imogen Joss, and Gomersall express confidence in his ability to continue the firm’s success and growth.

Henderson Loggie, a Scotland-based accountancy firm, has appointed Shona Campbell as its new chair. Leading the Business Recovery and Insolvency team, Campbell brings 25 years of experience and a deep understanding of the Scottish market. Also serving as the convenor of ICAS Insolvency Committee, Campbell aims to provide stewardship for navigating digital transformation and sustainability changes. Henderson Loggie’s managing partner, David Smith, expresses pride in the firm’s achievements under the former chair and anticipates growth opportunities with Campbell’s leadership.

DJH Mitten Clarke has announced the appointment of Suzy Dawson-Newbury as its new Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Filling a newly-created role, Dawson-Newbury will ensure the group’s compliance through processes, standards, and procedures. With over 20 years of financial services experience and an MSc in Law, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, she joins during a period of expansion for the firm, having completed six acquisitions in 2023. Dawson-Newbury looks forward to contributing to the firm’s success in the evolving regulatory landscape.

PKF GM has appointed Dawn McMullan to bolster its personal and contentious insolvency team. With 17 years of experience, McMullan is known for her skills in personal insolvency and compulsory liquidations. Her appointment enhances PKF GM’s capabilities in handling instances of fraudulent activity during challenging economic conditions. Dawn McMullan expresses excitement about joining a growing team, emphasising her interest in contentious insolvency matters. Stratford Hamilton, Head of Specialist Investigations and Director at PKF GM, welcomes McMullan, highlighting the team’s strength in addressing fraudulent activities.

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