RSM UK sees 40 new promotions to director as drive for organic growth continues

31 October 2022

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has announced 40 new promotions to director. The move marks another significant milestone in its continued bid to strengthen the growth of the firm from within its own ranks.

The promotions span several key teams in multiple locations throughout the UK. Dozens more staff have been promoted as RSM aims to become a first-choice employer of highly skilled people, and a leading adviser to middle market firms globally.

Rob Donaldson, CEO at RSM UK, comments: ‘We’re thrilled to announce another significant group of newly promoted directors. We’d like to congratulate these individuals on this major milestone in their career at RSM, which they’ve achieved through hard work, dedication, talent, and commitment to their development.

‘A priority for us as a firm is to invest in and grow our very own talent, so it’s rewarding to see this in action with the latest cohort of directors. We wish them every success in their new role. Each and every individual will play a key part in the continued growth of RSM but more importantly, ensure that we cater to the everchanging needs of middle market businesses and our services are consistently delivered to clients at a premium level.

‘In addition to our newly promoted directors, dozens more have progressed their careers at RSM in recent weeks. It’s great to be a part of every individual’s journey and watch them progress in their career as they build upon their skills, experience, and confidence during their time here. I’m honoured to be able to give people the news they have worked so hard to achieve.’

Whilst RSM’s Consulting team accounted for the highest number of director promotions, Accounting and Business Advisory, Audit, Outsourcing, Tax, Transactions and National Support Functions all saw promotions to director level. The promotions took place in offices across the UK, with Leeds, London, Manchester and Stoke taking the lions share.

New directors for 2022 by service line

Accounting and business advisory (ABA)

  • Russell Barker, Milton Keynes, financial and strategic advisory
  • Matthew Hoyle, Leeds, financial reporting
  • Hannah Moran, Bristol, financial and strategic advisory
  • Nicki Wall, Stoke, national technical ABA and outsourcing


  • Rebecca Casserly, London, audit quality
  • Finlay Lamont, Leeds, audit
  • Charlotte Massey, Manchester, audit
  • Michael Oates, Preston, audit
  • Chris Phillips, Stoke, audit


  • Chris Buckle, Crewe, NetSuite SP department
  • Amila Dadallage, London, technology and management consulting – NetSuite
  • Charles Harrington, Bury St Edmunds, information systems consultancy
  • Steve Hodgson, Cambridge, economics consulting
  • Barrie Humphries, Basingstoke, technology and management consulting – NetSuite
  • Kieran Jones, Belfast, economics consulting
  • Shakie Kawayu, London, national technical risk advisory
  • Jesus Leon, London, internal audit
  • Gemma Pilgrem, Leeds, financial services regulation
  • Vicki Rickinson, London, financial services regulation
  • Lisa Smith, Leeds, internal audit
  • Vicky Spooner, London, consulting


  • Chris Evans, Manchester, national finance office
  • Lucy Penrose, London, national compliance and legal


  • Delicia Brown, London, outsourcing
  • Andy Kocurek, London, outsourcing


  • Chris Alderman, Stoke, corporate tax
  • Louise Cowell, Manchester, VAT planning and advice
  • Riaz Farooqi, London, corporate tax
  • Tom Marchant, Leeds, corporate tax
  • Sanjay Pugal, Newcastle, corporate tax
  • Will Simpson, Edinburgh, corporate tax
  • Joe Sturge, London, corporate tax


  • James Atkinson, Leeds, corporate finance mergers and acquisitions
  • James Bull, London, corporate finance due diligence
  • Ben Ducker, London, corporate finance financial modelling
  • Helen Gibson, Preston, corporate finance mergers and acquisitions
  • Mark Leyland, Leeds, corporate finance due diligence
  • Jacob Moore, London, corporate finance due diligence
  • Luke Ward, Brentwood, creditor services non-bankruptcy (financial)
  • James Woodhead, Leeds, restructuring advisory