RSM UK appoints senior hire to strengthen risk and governance practice in Scotland

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed a new associate director to strengthen its risk and governance practice in Scotland.

Richard Mackie has been appointed associate director in the firm’s Edinburgh office, working as part of the risk advisory team as a specialist consultant. Richard first joined RSM in 2013, returning to the firm after four years as strategic advisor to a number of public and private organisations.

He has almost 21 years’ experience in risk management, working with a number of high-profile clients including the International Criminal Courts in the Hague and UK government departments. As associate director, he is responsible for supporting RSM’s ambitious regional and national growth targets across Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland.

Richard Mackie, risk advisory associate director at RSM UK, said: ‘It is a really exciting time to be back with RSM and the risk advisory team. I’m looking forward to working with our Insight4GRC platform, especially as we expand our online offering with new software developments. RSM has a highly skilled team and system to drive the focus on risk management in a positive way and provide our clients with an opportunity to establish more efficient, effective and resilient organisations.’

Alex Tait, RSM UK’s regional managing partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: ‘Over the last year, our team has increased considerably, following significant investment across all areas of our business in Scotland. We’ve strategically grown our specialist teams to enhance our offering and align with the changing needs of Scottish businesses. Our plan in Scotland is aligned with RSM’s national ambitions, and we want to continue to grow profitably while delivering a premium experience for our clients and our people.

‘I’m delighted to welcome back Richard to RSM. He brings with him a wealth of experience in risk management and consultancy which will strengthen our risk advisory offering to middle market businesses, while also supporting our ambitious growth plans.’