Moore Kingston Smith today announces the appointment of Graham Tyler as Chairman, and the retirement of Senior Partner, Martin Muirhead.
Having spent 13 years as a Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, with seven years on the firm’s Governance and Executive Boards, the position of Chairman will see Graham formally step into a senior leadership role, joining Managing Partner Maureen Penfold in steering the firm’s ambitious direction and strategy. Collaboratively, they will guide the growing firm’s operations and continue to inspire employees to achieve organisational objectives.
Graham’s career in the media industry spans over 30 years, and during his time as Partner he has been heavily involved in the development of Moore Kingston Smith. He led an initiative to build the firm’s presence in Los Angeles, as UK media clients increasingly required support for their businesses in dual markets. Since then, Graham has been advising media clients on both sides of the Atlantic on key business issues such as funding, tax planning, profit retention and overall business strategy.
Graham said of his new role: “It’s been truly rewarding to be a part of the growth and development of the media team over the past 13 years. As Chairman I’m looking forward to progressing the firm even further, fully supporting Maureen, our Partners and all our people, and enabling the business to maximise opportunities for our clients.”
Managing Partner Maureen Penfold commented: “Graham’s appointment as Chairman is a natural next stage in the ongoing development of the firm. He will be actively involved in promoting Moore Kingston Smith globally and building on the close ties we have already established within the Moore Global Network.”
Graham succeeds Martin Muirhead, who is retiring from his role as Senior Partner, but will remain involved with the firm as a consultant. Martin has been a Moore Kingston Smith Partner for over 25 years, leading the Property Sector.
Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner said of Muirhead’s retirement: “I’d like to thank Martin for the significant contribution he has made over his tenure at Moore Kingston Smith – and to the profession. Martin has been an integral part of the firm since 1991. Amongst many of his roles, he set up and led our property sector. As a result, Moore Kingston Smith is well positioned as property advisers and this is significantly down to Martin’s work in the industry. Throughout his five years as Senior Partner, Martin has assisted in leading and representing the firm through the Executive and Governance Boards, and he’s been thoroughly committed to seeing the firm flourish and meet our objectives. In 2016, Martin launched our charity partnership initiative which continues to this day, resulting in five years of increased charity work. We’re delighted that Martin will remain involved with Moore Kingston Smith as a consultant, and we wish him the very best for his retirement.”