EY appoints five new Partners and Associate Partners in the North West

1st October 2020, 11:16 am

NORTH WEST, 1 October 2020: EY has appointed one equity Partner and four Associate Partners in the North West from within EY, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to nurturing homegrown talent.

Steven Kingham is a Partner in the firm’s Strategy and Transactions team in Manchester having joined the firm seven years ago. He focuses on providing integrated due diligence services to businesses right across the North West, specialising in the technology sector. He has already advised some of the region’s leading technology and fintech firms and has been involved in many high-profile deals and IPOs.

Steven will now be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the transactions market in the region and strengthening relationships with new and existing clients.

In addition to the new equity Partner appointment, Emma Atkin, Helen Platt, Liz Jones and Onelia Angelosanto have all been promoted to Associate Partner.

Emma works in the Manchester Tax team, specialising in business tax. She joined EY in 2002 after completing a summer internship with the firm. She leads EY’s Group Compliance and Reporting practice in the North West, working with a number of clients across a number of industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, technology, and energy. She advises clients in all facets of corporation tax – including compliance, group reporting and advisory – in order to help them meet their strategic and commercial objectives. Emma has worked in both advisory and industry roles throughout her career and so has a holistic view of the issues that the region’s businesses are facing.

Helen joined EY in Manchester in 2003. She works in the firm’s Consulting practice in the city and also leads EY’s Technology Risk practice across the whole of the North, working with and advising large corporates in the region. She has worked on large EY projects across many sectors and spent two years on secondment in the USA. Closer to home, she co-founded EY’s Women’s Network in the North West Prior to joining EY, Helen worked for PwC for three years and also in internal audit at global investment firm, Axa Investment Managers.

Liz has been with EY for more than five years and is based in the Liverpool Assurance practice. Born and raised in Liverpool Liz is passionate about the city and working with businesses right across the Liverpool city region. Having started in practice, Liz then worked in industry before joining EY and has a diverse sector knowledge. At EY, her audit work is focused on the North West’s private companies with specific experience working with PE-backed businesses across the region.

Onelia works in the Tax team based in Manchester, specialising in Indirect Tax. She originally joined EY as a trainee then moved to BDO for nine years before re-joining EY in 2017. She has more than 20 years’ experience in advising companies on global trade and customs duty matters. She has helped businesses across a range of sectors including aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, textile and chemicals, manage their international trade costs and improve the efficiency of supply chain operations. More recently, she has been helping clients plan and prepare for Brexit.

Stephen Church, Office Managing Partner for Manchester commented: “Congratulations to Steven, Emma, Helen Liz and Onelia who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve this career milestone. I know they will bring valuable insights to our clients as they navigate the ongoing uncertainty and prepare for future growth.

“All of these appointments demonstrate EY’s commitment to investing in our people and our service offering to our clients. I’m really proud that we’ve continued to invest in top talent, despite the more challenging economic backdrop.”

Nationally, EY has appointed 65 new equity Partners from 1 July 2019 (the start of its financial year) to 3 October 2020. The appointments consist of 26% women and 19% ethnic minority Partners. This includes 25 Partner promotions from within EY, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to nurturing homegrown talent, and 40 external hires. The appointments are closely in-line with last year’s intake of 57 equity Partners.

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