Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP today announces that Matthew White has been elected Senior Partner with effect from 1 October 2018 for a four-year term.
Matthew White has been a partner at BDO for 17 years. Alongside his client-facing role within the Audit practice, he will now have oversight of the firm’s governance, as well as responsibility for partner welfare and brand ambassadorship.
He will succeed Mark Bomer, who has served two successful terms as Senior Partner since 2010. Bomer’s period in office has been characterised by building on the firm’s strong culture of partnership, his strong international outlook and his commitment to inclusion, and in particular gender balance. He is a founding chairman of the 30% Club, a cross-sector initiative to raise the number of women on FTSE100 boards, and Bomer took a leading role in seeking to ensure that professional firms build a strong pipeline of successful women who will be our future leaders. He also galvanised support for Dame Helena Morrissey’s recent Diverse City fundraisers, pushing for better cultural practices in the City of London and beyond.
Matthew will seek to build upon this legacy, focussing on internal governance, partnership culture and welfare, and international growth.
Matthew White, Senior Partner Elect and Audit Partner, BDO said: “BDO is currently in a great place: culturally, financially and globally. Yet the business landscape is changing faster than ever before, including geo-political, technological and market uncertainties. The Senior Partner has a very significant role to play in helping the firm to address those challenges in the UK and international markets. I’ve long aspired to take on this role and think it’s an amazing personal privilege to serve in this position and to help BDO continue to succeed.
“On behalf of the entire firm, I thank Mark Bomer for the ambition, warmth and direction that he has brought to this role over the last eight years. I look forward to following in his footsteps and working alongside our talented leadership team to grow the UK business while maintaining our unique culture.”
Mark Bomer, outgoing Senior Partner, BDO said: “It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as BDO’s Senior Partner for two terms, and I’m thrilled that Matt has been elected as my successor. I’ve worked closely with Matt throughout his career at the firm, and am confident that he will bring passion, vision and energy to the role.”
CV highlights: Matthew White, Senior Partner Elect
Audit partner at BDO since 2001 – specialising in Professional Services and member of BDO’s Audit Executive
Served two terms on BDO’s Partnership Council, since 2010
Spent six years as Chair of BDO’s Audit Committee
Acted as BDO’s country co-ordinating partner for Germany for ten years and China for five years
International Practice Leader for Professional Services for BDO globally
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