Moore Kingston Smith announces five new partners and 14 director promotions

3 May 2022 / Insight posted in Press releases

Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of five partners, effective 1 May 2022. Neil Mather and Stephen Orriss are new to the firm, while Jamie Seaford, Dan Leaman and Joanna Cosgrove have been promoted internally. The firm has also announced the promotions of Amar Shah, Anna Matveeva, Claire Robinson, Dave Coates, James Davenport, James Knight, Joseph Adunse, Kat Stone, Mandy Settle, Ricky O’Connell, Robert Kersse, Samir Chandoo, Shima Kelly and Tom Acland to director.

The latest appointments further strengthen Moore Kingston Smith’s position as a top 20 multidisciplinary professional services firm.

Neil Mather is a licensed insolvency practitioner with over 25 years’ experience taking both local and cross-border appointments and advising lenders, directors, creditors and shareholders. With a focus on the insurance and financial sectors, Neil has historically dealt with several large complex matters, including contentious insolvencies with litigation and recoveries across multiple jurisdictions, as well as general advisory and insolvency cases spanning a multitude of sectors in the UK.

Stephen Orriss is a corporate finance partner with over 25 years’ experience providing strategic Mergers and Acquisition advice to the shareholders of owner-managed businesses and management teams as well as debt and equity fund raising.

Jamie Seaford works with large international groups and UK-based owner-managed businesses, providing audit, accountancy, and other compliance-based services, as well as strategic advice. Jamie’s keen interest in technology businesses and passion for helping clients to harness their management data enables him to proactively identify forward-looking solutions for positive impact as they progress on their growth journeys.

Dan Leaman is a corporate finance partner with over eleven years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, acting as lead adviser to a range of clients consulting on strategy, sales of businesses and the fundraising of debt and equity. His specialisms include providing strategic advice to owners preparing for sale, as well as working alongside businesses to design and implement successful turnaround and restructuring strategies.

Joanna Cosgrove is a media partner with over 25 years’ experience spanning audit, annual accounts, corporation tax compliance and business advisory work. Specialising in TV and film production companies, Jo works with individuals as well as small and medium-sized owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses from all stages of the business life cycle, from start-up to sale or wind-down.

Additionally, the firm has announced several director promotions:

  • Amar Shah, Heathrow General Practice Team
  • Anna Matveeva, Corporate Client Services Team
  • Claire Robinson, Corporate and Business Tax Team
  • Dave Coates, Corporate and Business Tax Team
  • James Davenport, General Practice Team
  • James Knight, Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners
  • Joseph Adunse, Private Client Tax Team
  • Kat Stone, Corporate Finance Team
  • Mandy Settle, Redhill General Practice Team
  • Ricky O’Connell, Forensics Team
  • Robert Kersse, General Practice Team
  • Samir Chandoo, Nonprofit Team
  • Shima Kelly, Corporate, Business and Employment Tax Team
  • Tom Acland, Corporate and Business Tax Team

Managing Partner Maureen Penfold said: “We’re delighted to welcome Neil and Stephen to the firm, their strong reputation and technical expertise will further enhance our client offering, while bringing fresh thinking to our teams. It’s a pleasure to see Jamie, Dan and Joanna internally promoted to partner, and all our new directors, which is a reflection of their hard work, contributions and commitment over the years. We are proud to offer a working environment that both attracts and enables top talent to thrive, and our latest appointments reflect our ambition to nurture the firm’s sustainable, long-term growth.”