Walker Dunnett & Co founding partner Richard Walker passes away at 85

Walker Dunnett & Co founding partner Richard Walker passes away at 85

Dundee businessman and founder of Walker Dunnett & Co, Richard Walker, has passed away at 85.

Born in 1937, to accountant William Walker and his wife Eileen, Richard attended St Andrews University where he achieved an MA in history and political economy in 1958.

Following his academic pursuits, he became an apprentice with JR Gellatly of Miller Mcintyre & Gellatly, qualifying as a chartered accountant with ICAS, The Courier reports.

Richard then worked in various roles in Scotland before relocating to Dublin in 1964 with PA Management Consultants Ltd. In 1965, Richard moved to Montreal to advance his career, working with Price Waterhouse, Dosco Steel Ltd, and finally Canadian Marconi’s avionics division.

In 1971 he returned to Scotland and set up his professional practice in Dundee in 1972.

In 1984, the firm was relocated to 29 Commercial Street and a year later, Roger Dunnett joined as a partner, prompting the name change to Walker Dunnett & Co. The company expanded further, opening an additional office on Carnoustie High Street.

Richard served at Walker Dunnett & Co fulltime until 2001 and on a part-time basis until 2013. Over his career, he held several key positions, including secretary of Dundee Business Club and treasurer and secretary of Tayside Association for the Deaf and Dundee Age Concern.

The family’s announcement can be viewed here.

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