Johnston Carmichael looks to future with three new Board appointments


Sandy Manson

Sandy Manson

Chair, Head of Client Service and Partner

23 September 2021


Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm. has appointed three of its partners to Board level as part of its strategy of having a strong succession plan for the senior leadership team of the firm. 

The new Board members are Graham Marjoribanks – Head of Audit and AssuranceLynne Walker – Head of Business Advisory and Shaun Millican – Head of Technology and Life Sciences and they will join the existing board members comprising Mark HoustonCraig MacPhersonSandy Manson and Andrew Walker

Sandy Manson, Chair of the Board, said:“I am thrilled to welcome Lynne, Shaun and Graham to our Board. They bring a rich and diverse mix of talents, experience, and perspective to help oversee and guide our business as we keep developing and growing our capabilities in light of client requirements. 

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have never seen a time when there have been so many exciting opportunities for our business and these key appointments are part of our strategy of continuing to build an independent firm of exceptional quality which we can pass onto future generations.” 

Graham Marjoribanks  brings a wealth of specialist international experience. His appointment corresponds with a period of significant change in the audit profession in light of the most recent consultation on audit reform and corporate governance.  

Lynne Walker  has been at the forefront of the firm’s digital strategy for Business Advisory clients.  Lynne has overseen the development and implementation of a range of digital solutions to enhance Johnston Carmichael’s services.  

Shaun Millican  has particular expertise in advising fast growing, scalable businesses in a variety of sectors.  

I am thrilled to welcome Lynne, Shaun and Graham to our Board. They bring a rich and diverse mix of talents, experience, and perspective to help oversee and guide our business as we keep developing and growing our capabilities in light of client requirements. 

Sandy Manson

Chair and Head of Client Service

The appointments come as the firm has reshaped and strengthened its sector focus to help clients take advantage of the market opportunities arising from the emerging economic recovery.  

A UK top 20 firm and Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael has 800 staff and partners across the UK.