RSM has appointed risk assurance specialist Maya Buchanan as a director in its Manchester office.

Buchanan joins RSM from Scapa Group where she was the head of group risk and assurance. With over 15 years’ experience, Buchanan's expertise is within the manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, property management and not for profit sectors.

She will now drive the expansion of RSM’s risk assurance practice, with a focus on supporting a growing portfolio of corporate clients across the region, in her new role.

Commenting on Buchanan’s appointment, Jill Jones, RSM regional managing partner for the North West said: “Risk assurance is becoming increasingly more important as the nature of business becomes ever more complex. Maya’s extensive knowledge will help our clients navigate and protect themselves in an ever-changing landscape.”