New partner expands RSM’s Thames Valley practice

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Derek McAllan as a partner to grow and enhance the firm’s accounting and advisory team in the Thames Valley.

Derek has  over 30 years’ experience in the Thames Valley market, including 17 years as an audit partner in a big 4 firm. He has specialised as a business adviser to firms in a variety of sectors including life sciences, private equity, automotive retail and owner managed.

Derek has worked on secondment as a consultant accountant with a major clearing bank in the Thames Valley and also held a senior finance position with a multi-site motor retailer and property developer.  Derek has extensive experience of working alongside corporates and their advisors, advising on flotations (NASDAQ, LSE AIM), acquisitions disposals and private equity investment. He will be based at RSM’s Basingstoke office.

Derek McAllan said: ‘I am delighted to be joining RSM, a firm that is passionate about, and truly committed to delivering first class client service, value, sound advice and expertise to the middle market.”

Tim Smith, Office Managing Partner, Basingstoke, commented: ‘Derek’s wealth of experience across key sectors advising businesses in our region make him a fantastic addition to the team. We are delighted to have him on board supporting clients through the ongoing challenges and beyond.’