Baker Tilly Morrison Murray (Durban, South Africa) is merging with RSM SA Durban, effective 1 October 2019. The combined entity will operate under the Baker Tilly brand and be led by Susan Stanley, current managing partner for Baker Tilly Morrison Murray. It will consist of nine partners and over 150 staff.

Stanley said: “At Baker Tilly we are committed to helping our clients prepare today, for tomorrow’s challenges. With the merger, efficiencies of scale will allow us to significantly increase our capabilities to help our clients embrace opportunities.”

Baker Tilly network CEO, Ted Verkade said: “This latest development is just one of the exciting changes we have witnessed across our South African firms over recent years as they position themselves to ensure they can provide the insights our clients need now, to accelerate growth, to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges and to seize tomorrow’s opportunities.”