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E&Y appoints UK and Ireland leadership team

Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) newly appointed managing partner for UK and Ireland Steve Varley has appointed four new people to the firm’s leadership team.

The current managing partner in Scotland Hywel Ball has been appointed as the firm’s assurance practice leader. Ball, who has more the 25 years experience in audit, takes over from John Flaherty.

Liz Bingham has been appointed as the new people leader and Nigel Halkes takes over Varley’s previous role as markets leader.

Martin Cook has been appointed commercial managing partner. Cook previously worked as the firm’s government services leader.

E&Y said the appointments are effective immediately.

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