Accountants and financial experts Old Mill have announced the composition of their new Board of Directors.

The six-strong Board brings a wealth of experience and expertise, and includes newly appointed CEO Mark Neath, and the firm’s new managing director Jolyon Stonehouse.

Neath has been with Old Mill for 18 years and has 25 years’ experience as a qualified chartered accountant.  In his role of CEO, he is responsible for the firm’s longer-term culture, people and growth plans, and will lead the company forward, driving its vision and strategic direction.

Stonehouse, a chartered accountant is one of the founders of Old Mill and a previous managing partner. The role of MD is new to Old Mill and has been created to enable the CEO to focus on long-term strategy.

As MD, Stonehouse will be responsible for the running of the firm and the delivery of the current year’s plan. Working with the executive management committee, he will serve as the crucial link between the operating service lines and the Board.

The four other members of the new Board are Simon Cole, Paula Hodge, Andrew Vickery and Jonathan Fox.

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Cole is one of the founders of Old Mill and a highly experienced Chartered Financial Planner. As chair, he is responsible for risk management and ensuring the company’s strategies align with shareholder interests.

Hodge, a chartered financial planner, is one of the founders of Old Mill.  As head of wealth management, she will represent the wealth management business, ensuring its interests and growth strategies are well integrated into the company’s overall plans.  Vickery – a chartered accountant and head of the rural service line – will do the same for the accountancy business.

Fox is the Board’s non-executive adviser. He has a wealth of experience in professional services, and will provide an external viewpoint, leveraging his extensive experience across a broad spectrum of businesses to guide strategic decisions.

Speaking about his new role as CEO, Neath said: “I am honoured to step into the role at such a pivotal time for Old Mill.  This is a period of great change and opportunity in our profession, and I am confident the talented team we have in place will drive Old Mill to new heights, fostering innovation, growth, and continued success.  I look forward to working with our people across the firm to unleash their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.”

Stonehouse added: “It is a privilege to join the Board as Managing Director. The new structure reflects Old Mill’s commitment to robust governance and strategic oversight and ensures the firm is well-positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

“I look forward to ensuring our strategic goals and values are executed effectively, and, above all, that we continue to put our clients at the centre of everything we do, and help them achieve their financial goals.”