Our leadership team are proud to be driving our purpose and share collective responsibility for building our culture

Drawing on their breadth of experience, our leaders live our values, collaborating across the business to create innovative services to help our clients realise their ambitions, and ensuring that investment in all our services will make a difference to the lives of our clients, colleagues and communities. The result - giving our clients back their valuable time to focus on what they do best, and ensuring our people enjoy their work in a high achieving, high support culture to enable them to do their best work and retain a healthy work/life balance.

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Peter Gallanagh, Chief Executive Officer

Success for our clients is central to our success. We do this through an inquisitive, dedicated and highly talented team, providing them with the platform and opportunities to continue to develop their skills. In return, we are all fairly rewarded for our efforts. Our common cause is for happy staff, delivering quality solutions to happy clients, who are happy to pay us the going rate for our services.

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Helen Hall, Chief People Officer

Our people are at the heart of Azets’ vision and success. Our role as leaders is to listen and build an inclusive culture, which provides the learning, career opportunities, support, and local environment for all our colleagues to thrive. I am privileged to lead a team of HR professionals, who are passionate about making Azets the employer of choice, which people want to join and where our colleagues choose to stay.

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David Aikman, Chief Financial Officer

Azets is a diverse and dynamic business. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of data insight and use of technology, my team provide the data to assist our professionals in providing first class client service. Through finance and operations use of effective technology and operational excellence we seek to make a difference to the lives of our staff, our clients and the communities in which we operate.

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Carol Warburton, Deputy Group Risk & Compliance

As Head of Regulatory Compliance for Azets UK, a regulated business, I am proud to lead the talented and experienced team that ensures we meet all our regulatory and legislative responsibilities. In doing so, we advise, protect and support our business and our people in upholding strong professional & ethical values in the delivery of services to our clients.

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Donald Boyd, Head of Growth & Sales

I am responsible for the growth, sales and commercial operations of the UK business. I am passionate about client growth and ensuring that our clients have the best service possible. In carrying out this role I collaborate closely with UK Heads of Service lines and Regional Managing Directors in coordinating our growth and client service activities. Growth of Azets is fundamental for our people, clients and the communities we operate in.

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Audrey Johnstone, Marketing Director

I am proud to work with so many like-minded colleagues, who work collaboratively across all parts of the business, focused daily on delivering great client service and helping our clients achieve their goals. At Azets we embrace a collegiate way of working where every voice in the business is heard.

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Daniel King, UK Head Group M&A

I am privileged to lead the Group M&A team within our UK business, who focus on acquiring successful firms, which are passionate about developing talent, delivering exceptional client service and have a matched culture of ambition and innovation as well as being closely aligned to the Azets core values.

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Adam Meredith-Jones, IT Director

Technology is a vital part of our services to clients as well as being an enabler for our colleagues. Our team works across the UK to deliver today’s needs as well as our roadmap of new technologies. We are lucky to be part of a wider group which works in some of the most technically advanced markets in the world and so we can bring this proven technology to our UK clients and staff.

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Paul Clifford, Head of Client Services

Having a dynamic team of individuals working collaboratively towards a shared vision is what really excites me about our business and what we can achieve. The modern business world is changing fast with technological advancements, new business methods and different client challenges, and I know our values will empower our team to positively use these changes to offer our clients an experience to be proud of.

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Greig McKnight, Regional Managing Director – Scotland

I have the privilege of leading Azets in Scotland working with our teams in offices across the country. Our talented partners and staff work with a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to large corporates, bringing the same energy and enthusiasm in supporting clients of all sizes and helping them achieve their goals.

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Susanna Cassey, Regional Managing Director - North West

In order for our business to be successful our talented smart people need to be engaged, challenged and happy which is why I am passionate about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. My talented team take a collaborative and authentic approach to clients which means we develop great relationships internally and externally and deliver quality solutions across all disciplines.

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Russell Turner, Regional Managing Director - Yorkshire & North East

Our attitude, our values and day to day behaviours are so important for creating a sustainable diverse culture which stands out from the crowd, attracts and retains the best talent and the clients we all want to work with. At Azets we are committed to continuous improvement, looking forward and finding solutions to improve the lives of our colleagues, clients, communities.

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Richard Goddard, Regional Managing Director - Central & West

I truly believe that to be a successful and sustainable business, it starts with happy teams that in turn create happy clients. Our culture and supporting values are a starting point in achieving this, where we can prepare and nurture our talent for the future by providing them with sound, commercial experience. By investing in our people, we will also help our clients realize their growth potential, goals and ambitions.

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Nick Parrett, Regional Managing Director – South

I lead the South region of the UK business. I am passionate about putting our people first, providing an environment where they can develop technical and wider commercial skills and create a network in which they can collaborate with other talented colleagues. Secondly, I am driven to keep growing our business to ensure we can create the best opportunities for our team and continue to invest in the high quality services we deliver for our clients.

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Fraser Campbell, Head of Accounts & Business Advisory

I have over 25 years’ experience advising a wide range of SME businesses and am passionate about helping businesses and their owners make the right decisions. The SME environment continues to present opportunity and challenge in equal measure. My focus is to empower our trusted business advisors with the right skills and technologies to help support our clients thrive and succeed.

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Lindsey Tyler, Head of Audit & Assurance

As Head of Audit for Azets, I am proud to lead a growing and talented team providing audit and accountancy services to a wide range of national and international companies in the mid market; private equity backed businesses and public sector organisations. We thrive on working collaboratively, sharing knowledge across the whole of the UK as a single, dynamic unit that can assist and support wherever increased resource is required at any given time to ensure we meet all our clients’ expectations. Collectively we are able to provide a depth of knowledge and expertise from a variety of industry sectors and help clients streamline their business processes, highlight efficiencies and mitigate risks.

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Praveen Gupta, Head of Tax

I lead a dynamic team of tax geniuses who support our clients and their families and ensure that they have the right structures to ensure they pay the right amount of tax. My role is to ensure that we have talented tax experts across the UK that make sure that clients receive the best advice and an excellent service.

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Lee Humble, Head of Corporate Finance

We have a talented, driven and growing team of corporate finance specialists located across all quarters of the UK, which I am privileged to lead as national head of corporate finance. I am passionate about helping our OMB and SME clients realise their ambitions and achieve life changing results whether they are planning to sell, buy, scale or refocus their business.

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Colin Haig, Head of Restructuring

I head up the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Azets which I am pleased to see continued success within. It’s great to work in a company that works so collaboratively and one where we can support clients at every step of the journey. I’m proud to have a team that can help business restructuring, turnaround and clients with financial difficulties.

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Stephen Abbotts, Director of Payroll Services

I believe we have a working culture with a collaborative ‘one team’ approach for delivering payroll services to our clients. There is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise across this specialised field. We strive to give the best possible quality and professional service to Azets and Blick Rothenberg clients and believe that respect for colleagues and clients is paramount.

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James Hamilton, Head of Forensic Accounting

I take great pride in heading up our forensic accounting service throughout the UK. Our team specialises in conducting investigations into fraud and accounting irregularities. We also assist clients involved in a range of commercial and family disputes that may result in litigation. Alternatively, we offer expertise in arbitration, mediation and expert determination processes.

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Chris Brown, Head of Public Sector Audit

I lead a national team of public sector audit specialists who excel in providing external audit services to the UK central government, local government, NHS and education sectors. We add value to our clients and communities by helping public bodies continuously improve while protecting taxpayers' money.

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Gary Devlin, Head of Risk and Technology Assurance

I lead our risk and technology assurance teams that operate across the UK. My team is made up of dedicated professionals who are experts in risk management, governance, performance and improvement. We work with a wide range of clients, boards, and senior leaders in providing advisory services on risk management, transformation programmes, operational efficiency and effective governance. My primary focus is empowering my team of experts to engage with clients, addressing the issues they face and acting as a trusted advisor and critical friend, guiding clients in the development of effective and sustainable solutions to their challenges.

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