EY has appointed a new partner, Mark Pickard, to its Leeds office. Mark joins EY as an indirect tax partner to lead and grow the VAT team in Yorkshire.
Mark joins EY from BDO LLP where he was responsible for the delivery of all indirect tax services for the North region of the firm. Mark has spent his 21-year accounting career working with multinationals, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies on a wide range of projects, from complex international supply chains and domestic VAT accounting and compliance to corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructuring.
Mark is the fourth partner to join the Leeds office in the last 12 months, joining Gareth James, Mark Morritt and Katherine Bullock as new partners for the region. The EY team in Leeds has also recently promoted Luigi Falivene, Tim Helm and Mo Nasser to Executive Directors in Assurance and Tax.
Stuart Watson, senior partner for Yorkshire & Humberside at EY, said: “Mark bolsters what is already a strong tax team in the North. He brings with him excellent knowledge around VAT for both domestic and international markets.
“His appointment demonstrates EY’s commitment to the Yorkshire region and the North of England as a whole. We have big ambitions for our regional business and as a new partner, Mark will have an important role to play in helping us achieve these goals and build a better working world.”
Mark is part of a UK wide investment in new partners. EY has appointed 62 new equity partners in its UK business over the last year, including 33 internally promoted partners and 29 direct entry partners.