RSM appoints new head of Bury St Edmunds

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM will appoint Laragh Jeanroy as the new managing partner of its 122-head strong Bury St Edmunds office from 1 October 2017.

Outgoing managing partner Stephen Duffety will step down on the same day after 15 years in post. He will continue as an RSM partner until 31 December to ensure a smooth transition for both clients and staff.

Laragh has been an RSM partner since January, having joined from Cambridge-based firm PEM. She has advised a diverse range of clients throughout her career including AIM-listed companies, multi-national groups, owner-managed businesses and not for profit organisations.

In her new role, Laragh will drive the firm’s growth strategy in the East Anglia region as it seeks to become the undisputed leading advisory firm to the middle market in the region, with a strong bias towards private and corporate tax, audit and advisory services.

RSM, with its 10 partners in Bury St Edmunds, has already established a strong base in its targeted growth area of tax. The recent appointments of Paul Harris from Grant Thornton to lead its growing private client team, and Andrew Robinson, from BDO, to add further strength to its corporate tax team, expands its regional advisory offer.

The firm will also look to grow its more established audit and accounting teams. Furthermore, it will draw on Laragh’s experience of the Cambridgeshire area to gain further market share.

Mark Taylor, regional managing partner for the central region at RSM, comments:

‘The growth of our team in East Anglia is a hugely important part of our wider business strategy. So, whilst we wish Stephen all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his long and valued service - he has indeed been a hugely significant part of our growth story - I very much look forward to working with Laragh to grow the team and our brand presence locally. She is the perfect fit to drive our ambitions. Her broad experience is invaluable to RSM’s existing clients in the region, and will continue to ensure we offer the region’s leading service. Her knowledge of the Cambridgeshire market will also be vital in helping to establish, bolster and grow our presence in this key market.’

Laragh Jeanroy, partner at RSM, comments: ‘These are exciting times for RSM in Bury St Edmunds and the wider East Anglia region. I look forward to taking on this important role. I inherit from Stephen a very strong and ambitious team. Our growth strategy will draw upon that will and vision to grow, by strengthening our established market leading sector and service lines, whilst expanding our targeted growth areas with an emphasis on tax advisory. Geographically, the Cambridgeshire market forms an important part of our strategic growth plan. I feel my own knowledge and experience of that market will lend itself well to what we want to achieve there.’