Three Key Appointments for AAB
The Partners of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP are delighted to announce three key appointments within their leadership team. They are Derek Gemmell and Gordon Steele to Partners and Ciara Blackwood to Director. Gordon trained and qualified with the firm…
News25th Mar 2014
The Partners of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP are delighted to announce three key appointments within their leadership team. They are Derek Gemmell and Gordon Steele to Partners and Ciara Blackwood to Director.
Gordon trained and qualified with the firm in audit and then joined the Corporate Finance team in 2004 where he was promoted to Senior Manager in 2007 and Director in 2011. Gordon gets involved in all aspects of corporate finance work and has transacted over 150 deals. He also plays a significant role in the department’s development and has been key in the initiation and execution of a number of high profile and complex oil service deals.
Derek, a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, joined the firm as a Senior Manager in 2008 and was promoted to Director in 2012. With his depth of experience in many areas of taxation, Derek, alongside Deputy Managing Partner Graeme Allan, leads the firm’s specialist Expertise to Entrepreneurs (‘E2’) division in delivering innovative investment structures which provide the firm’s entrepreneurial client base a greater return on their investment.
Ciara, who joined the firm in 2011, is Head of Strategy & Business Transformation within the Corporate Finance Team. Working with a diverse range of clients, Ciara is involved in a variety of strategic planning and development, pre-sale business readiness, disposals, fundraising and succession planning. As well as this, Ciara has increasingly become involved in key internal corporate development initiatives across AAB and has made a significant contribution in this area.
Managing Partner, Mike Brown, commented “By expanding our leadership team, through these appointments, we are confident that our ability to deliver only the very best of client service will be strengthened further. Each of these promotions are well deserved and, following on from the appointment of Graeme Allan to Deputy Managing Partner, are also key to the succession development and continuing prosperity of the firm in the future.”
Anderson Anderson & Brown was formed in 1990 and now has 13 Partners, 6 Directors and over 200 staff. The firm has 6 key service areas namely; audit & accounting, taxation (personal, corporate, international and VAT), accounting and payroll outsourcing, corporate finance, management information solutions and wealth management.