In his new role, John, who joins Baker Tilly from law firm Gordons LLP, will be responsible for advising trust clients on tax planning and administration.
He will report to the partners in the 25-strong Baker Tilly private client tax team in Leeds.
John has 16 years’ experience of working in private client tax teams in some of the city’s major accountancy and legal firms including Gordons LLP, Menzies LLP and Deloitte.
Steve Brown, Baker Tilly’s Head of Private Client Tax in Leeds, said:
“We are currently experiencing strong demand for tax planning services, particularly among high net worth individuals.
“John brings with him significant experience and local knowledge, and he will be a huge asset to our private client base here in Yorkshire.”