On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Lindsey Paterson is promoted to partner at PwC. Picture: Contributed
Lindsey Paterson is promoted to partner at PwC. Picture: Contributed
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Business adviser PwC has promoted three new partners in Scotland “reflecting commitment to risk assurance, actuarial services and digital offerings”.

They are Jonathan McGuffie, Lindsey Paterson and Stewart Wilson. McGuffie, who will be leading the actuarial services team, said he was “incredibly proud” to be accepted into the partnership at PwC.

Paterson, who will continue to advise on risk assurance, added: “I am absolutely delighted that I am being admitted to the partnership. PwC is a fantastic place to work and to be part of the partnership is a real honour. My focus will continue to be on providing risk assurance services to the government and public sector – a sector I am passionate about and which is facing some enormous challenges in the next few years.”

Wilson, who will be leading the digital transformation business across the devolved local and regional government sector and managing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering known as Engage, said: “Technology is having such a fundamental impact on the world we live in, and my role is to support clients to navigate the challenges, create value and deliver better outcomes through the use of digital and emerging technologies.”

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Henderson Loggie, the chartered accountant and business adviser, has appointed Kenneth McEwen to lead a push into the property and construction sectors in a newly-created role. The firm said: “As a property tax specialist, Kenneth brings a wealth of knowledge of the sectors and has particular expertise in tailoring tax planning that is efficient for businesses and their owners.”

McEwan said the construction and property sectors were at “a very exciting moment”, seeing real growth and development as they recover “from a difficult period”.

EY Scotland has made three new senior appointments to its tax team. Karen Davidson has joined as a director in the firm’s people advisory services team. She will be leading its share scheme and reward practice in Scotland and comes with 19 years’ experience gained at Pinsent Masons.

The accountant has also welcomed the transfer of two executive directors from the UK practice. Claire Evans will head up EY’s UK tax audit team and Simon Whiteside will lead EY tax’s continued focus on owner managed businesses.