EY Scotland strengthens tax team with three senior level appointments

L-R Simon Whiteside, Claire Evans, Laura Mair, Karen Davidson, Stewart Mathieson
L-R Simon Whiteside, Claire Evans, Laura Mair, Karen Davidson, Stewart Mathieson

EY Scotland has signalled its continued investment and growth in Scotland with three new senior appointments to its tax team.

The EY tax team north of the border has increased the number of senior level advisors in its corporate tax and People Advisory Services (PAS) with the addition of two executive directors and one director.

Karen Davidson has joined EY as a director in the firm’s PAS team. She will be leading the firm’s share scheme and reward practice in Scotland and comes with 19 years’ experience gained at Pinsent Masons (formerly McGrigors).

EY Scotland has also welcomed the transfer of two executive directors from the firm’s UK practice, with Claire Evans brought in to head-up the UK tax audit team, while Simon Whiteside will lead EY tax’s continued focus on the owner-managed business sector.

In January Laura Mair and Stewart Mathieson, both partners, took leadership of EY Scotland’s corporate team in the central belt, and government and public sector tax team across Scotland, respectively.

Laura Mair, EY Scotland tax partner, said: “These new appointments to our tax team demonstrate EY’s continued investment and growth in Scotland, while also bolstering our credentials as part of our global network. They join a 174-strong team of tax professionals across our four offices, working with small, medium and large businesses to navigate the tax landscape while also supporting their growth and international expansion ambitions.”

EY Scotland’s tax team specialises in employment tax, US tax and engineering insight in relation to the tax aspect of research and development.

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