Johnston Carmichael strengthens senior team with promotions

Sandy Manson

Sandy Manson

Chief Executive

02 June 2016

    Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, has announced six promotions within its leadership team, as part of the firm’s growth strategy across Scotland.

    David Ward and Toby Rintoul of the Edinburgh office, Jennifer Cormack of Huntly, Louise Peters of Forfar and Richard Britten of Aberdeen have all been promoted to the position of partner, effective from June 1. Scott Dunbar from the firm’s Elgin office has been promoted to director.

    Sandy Manson, chief executive of Johnston Carmichael, said: “We place great emphasis on developing talent from within. These promotions strengthen our senior team across all our offices, ensuring the service and expertise we offer our clients is of the highest standard. These well-deserved appointments recognise the hard work and commitment shown by each individual.

    “I am confident that our new partners and director will continue to play a major part in the success of our business, from providing exceptional client service, to inspiring their wider teams to excel and prosper across the firm.”

    The promotions bring the total number of partners at Johnston Carmichael to 56.

    Background to the promotions:

    Partner promotions

    David Ward joined the firm in November 2014. A Research and Development (R&D) tax specialist, he is based in the Edinburgh office. He has a broad range of experience covering several industry sectors, including financial services, transport, projects, real estate, oil & gas and renewable energy.

    Toby Rintoul, based in Edinburgh, leads Johnston Carmichael’s Business Solutions service, providing support for clients’ finance functions. Toby provides commercial and practical business advice to companies, looking beyond the numbers to focus on helping them achieve their strategic goals.

    Jennifer Cormack joined Johnston Carmichael in 1993 and works out of the Huntly office. In her business advisory role she manages an extensive portfolio of clients predominantly in the agricultural sector but also across wind energy, dentistry and pharmacy.  

    Louise Peters, based in the Forfar office, joined the firm in 2004. She works with clients across a variety of sectors including medical and healthcare, construction and hospitality. With her vast knowledge of the sector, Louise will lead the medical sector offering by Johnston Carmichael from her Forfar base.

    Richard Britten is an employment tax specialist based in the Aberdeen office. With over twenty years of experience in ‘big four’ and independent firms, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients. He is well known for his work with employers operating within the oil & gas, financial services and technology industries. 

    Director promotion

    Scott Dunbar joined Johnston Carmichael in 2008 and is based in the Elgin office. He manages a diverse client portfolio and advises on accounting and taxation, helping clients to add value to their business.