AAB appoints five new partners

Aberdeen-based accountants and business advisors Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has strengthened its leadership team across the UK with five new partners.

Four of the new AAB appointments are internal promotions with Alasdair Green, Lauren McIlroy, Katy Christiansen, located in Aberdeen, and James Hunt, based in Leeds, becoming partners from April 1, 2022.

In addition, Paula Fraser joined the group as tax partner in the Edinburgh office.

Green leads AAB’s Energy Team, working with a range of clients on a variety of areas including strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), fundraising and consulting.

McIlroy heads up the Virtual Finance Function (VFF) team at AAB.

Christiansen leads AAB’s UK and global payroll offering.

Hunt is a key leadership team member in Leeds and is in the business advisory and VFF team. He also heads up the industrial sector team.

Fraser has significant experience of working with high-net-worth families, private clients and entrepreneurs, having held senior positions in Big Four and mid-tier firms over the last 25 years.

AAB CEO Graeme Allan said: “The constant drive and focus on building and investing in our team is a fundamental part of our culture. These partner appointments not only demonstrate the depth of talent being developed across the group, but also our ability to attract top talent to our business.

“It is fantastic to recognise the contributions of Alasdair, Lauren, Katy and James with these promotions, all of which are richly deserved. We are also delighted to welcome Paula, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group.

“Each of our new partners will play a key role in developing their own areas of expertise, as well as supporting the delivery of the group’s growth strategy. As a leadership team, we will continue to develop our portfolio of tech-enabled services to meet the changing needs of our clients across the UK and globally.”

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