RSM UK appoints partner in Milton Keynes to lead national cyber practice

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed Stuart Leach as a technology and cyber risk assurance partner, based in Milton Keynes.

Stuart joins RSM from Grant Thornton, where he was a director responsible for developing and leading its cyber security services. He has over 25 years’ experience designing, operating and assessing cyber security programmes, security operation centres and threat intelligence capabilities for major organisations.

Stuart has worked with a broad range of clients, from small/medium sized enterprises to large and complex global group structures, across multiple industries and at different points of the business life cycle. He sits on several security industry advisory boards, with the aim of ensuring that cyber risks, threats and investment requirements are understood by senior leadership and boards.

At RSM, Stuart will be focused on leading and growing the firm’s national cyber practice. He will work with the team to provide high quality cyber security services to RSM’s clients, supporting them through challenging periods and helping to drive further solutions as the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve.

Stuart Leach, technology and cyber risk assurance partner at RSM UK, comments: ‘RSM has a well-established cyber risk team and a great reputation in the market. I am hugely excited to be part of a firm that is known for delivering outstanding service and putting our clients and our people at the heart of everything we do. Cyber is a complex area with an ever-evolving threat and regulatory landscape that can be a minefield for businesses to navigate, so it is an ideal time to be joining the team to steer our cyber services and provide real value for clients.’      

Sheila Pancholi, partner and head of technology and cyber risk assurance at RSM UK, said: ‘We’re thrilled to have Stuart onboard to drive forward the next stages of our national cyber practice. Cyber security and IT risk management is becoming increasingly challenging for businesses across all sectors, so strengthening our capabilities allows us to provide increased support for our middle market clients. Stuart’s deep technical skills combined with his practical experience of implementing security processes and controls will ensure we continue to provide pragmatic solutions and guidance.’