Press release by Baker Tilly – Baker Tilly International today announced changes to its leadership team. The moves strengthen the network’s Global Office team in London and further support the development and execution of its long-term strategic vision.

Paul Ginman, previously the network’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Technical Director, has taken on the new role of Chief Quality Officer (CQO) overseeing the expansion of the network’s extensive quality assurance programme, developing and implementing Global Focus – the network’s common audit methodology – and further enhancing the network’s leadership role within the industry.

Ben Lloyd will assume the role of COO and will be responsible for all operational and financial elements of the business. Ben, who is currently the network’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific and based in Melbourne, Australia, will relocate to London on 1 December 2016 and transition to his new role.

Speaking on the changes, Ted Verkade, President and CEO of the network, said: “The network has an ambitious growth strategy and we are operating in an extremely competitive environment.

“I, and the International Board of Directors, firmly believe that by creating a new leadership position that supports the continuous improvement and integration of quality practices across our network significantly enhances our ability to delivery long-term sustainable growth. Paul has been involved with the network since 1989. His extensive experience in designing and implementing quality control procedures, and his knowledge of the network and the wider profession, make him uniquely qualified for this role.

“I am also delighted to welcome Ben Lloyd to London in his new role. Ben has been working with our member firms in our Asia Pacific region for the last six years, implementing initiatives that drive sustainable growth. He has over 19 years’ experience in the services industry, 12 of those being in professional services organisations.

“The vast experience of our leadership team is a great foundation from which we can continue to build our business.”