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Claritas Tax, the leading independent tax consultancy, has announced the appointment of Andy Pearson to the newly created position of Chairman. Andy joins the board at a time of strong growth and will bring his experience and strategic insights to a rapidly developing business.

Andy is co-founder of WayPoint Change, the turnaround boutique which he successfully established in 2006. He is currently also CFO of John Charcol Group, a specialist mortgage broker business as chairman of specialist cable distributor Cablenet Trading.

Andy has held several NED roles in PE-backed or private businesses across the Midlands and previously spent 25 years at KPMG, including 16 as Partner, where he established and led their Transactions Services business, growing it to be the leading diligence practice in the Midlands.

On his appointment Andy comments: “I’m very proud to be appointed Claritas’ first Chairman, having been a client for several years and knowing a number of the senior team. The business has grown very strongly over the last two years which shows the appeal and strength of their specialist proposition. 

I look forward to working with the senior team to develop their business strategy and deliver on several growth opportunities: we will maintain the high-quality of service and technical expertise which Claritas is already well known.”

 

Iain Wright, Partner at Claritas Tax adds: “Andy’s long history of leadership In the professional services market, coupled with experience advising clients globally makes him an ideal person for this role. He will help us shape our business strategy moving forward, enabling us to capitalise on new opportunities as they arise, cementing Claritas as a market leading tax consultancy across the whole of the UK.”

 

Matt Hodgson, Partner at Claritas Tax added: “As we continue to strengthen and diversify our business to the benefit of our clients and stakeholders, Andy’s experience and leadership will prove invaluable to the business as we move forward. I welcome him to the Claritas Board and look forward to working alongside side him to support the business’ continued growth.”

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