Henderson Loggie appoints Keith Macpherson as not-for-profit specialist partner

Henderson Loggie appoints Keith Macpherson as not-for-profit specialist partner

Keith Macpherson

Accountancy and business advisory firm Henderson Loggie has strengthened its audit team with the appointment of charity specialist Keith Macpherson as its new partner.

Mr Macpherson, who takes up the role from his position as audit director and head of not-for-profit at Johnston Carmichael, brings with him more than 20 years of experience supporting public and third sector clients across Scotland.

He began his accountancy training with KPMG after an early career as an academic and research scientist in astrophysics. He joined EY in Glasgow to support their re-entry into public sector audit in Scotland and while there spent time on secondment to Audit Scotland.

Mr Macpherson’s appointment follows the announcement that head of audit Gavin Black has joined the Henderson Loggie board to help lead the firm’s next phase of planned growth.

Gavin Black said: “Keith is a very valuable addition to our team of partners and brings a wealth of experience as well as a real passion for the charity sector where he is a widely respected figure. Our decision to invest in developing our presence in the sector is a reflection of recent successes and understanding of the complex environment our clients are operating in. Keith’s deep understanding of the issues facing trustees will be welcomed by our existing clients as he plays a key role in delivering our ambitions for significant growth across our audit business.

“Once again, we are seeing the advantage of our clear people strategy and community purpose bringing forward opportunities that are proving attractive to some of the strongest talent Scotland has to offer.”

Keith Macpherson added: “I’m excited about the future at Henderson Loggie and look forward to playing a part in cementing the firm’s enviable position as a leading trusted adviser to not-for-profit organisations in Scotland. It’s a specialist area of work, never more needed than now as the sector contends with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, cost of living increases, funding pressures, and increasing pull on services. I see scope for expansion and I aim to work with our established and experienced team to grow our influence in the sector nationally in line with the firm’s overall growth plans.”

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