Key appointment strengthens RSM's tax capability

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Robert De La Rue as a tax partner in Chelmsford to strengthen its regional and national tax practice. The appointment reflects the firm’s continued commitment to invest in talent and expertise to drive further growth.

Robert joins RSM from Jardine Motors Group (JMG) where he has been the Group Head of Tax for the last three years. Within his role he drew on over 11 years of experience across the tax industry having previously held roles within the FTSE100, Big 4 accounting firms and HMRC, to refine and develop key processes to deliver highly commercial advice across all tax matters for the Group. 

He brings a breadth of experience from advising a range of companies including large multinationals to entrepreneurial owner managed businesses; and has particularly sector expertise within the media, property, retail and automotive sectors. 

Robert is the Chairman of the Commerce & Industry Group of the Chartered Institute of Tax and a regular conference speaker on developments in managing tax regulation within large business.

In his new role, Robert will have responsibility for building and developing RSM’s corporate tax team and growing the firm’s corporate tax business locally; in addition to growing RSM’s portfolio of motor dealerships and organisations – further strengthening the firm’s automotive offering.

Richard White, RSM’s office managing partner in Chelmsford, said: ‘We’re pleased to welcome Robert to the team. He brings a wealth of experience to the firm and is well placed to add value and deliver high level advice to our growing portfolio of regional and national clients.’ 

Alison Ashley, head of automotive at RSM, said: ‘Robert’s appointment enhances our automotive practice and is a significant move for us as we look to expand our national capability. He brings a wealth of automotive experience to the role and is well placed to add real value to our growing portfolio of motor clients.’

Robert De La Rue commenting on his appointment: ‘As a leading national and international firm, with a strong regional office and commitment to delivering an outstanding client experience RSM was the perfect fit for me. I look forward to drawing on my previous experience working with some of the UK’s leading companies to help our clients to progress key commercial opportunities whilst managing or mitigating risk.’

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