Jeremy Beard has been appointed managing partner by UK chartered accountants haysmacintyrewith immediate effect. He takes over the role from Ian Cliffe who has led the firm for the past six years, having reached the end of his maximum tenure. Cliffe will now focus fully on client work, expanding his portfolio within the creative media and technology sector and leading the firm’s transaction support team.

Beard has been a partner at haysmacintyre for 24 years after qualifying with haysmacintyre in 1990. He is currently head of the professional institutes and membership bodies (PIMBs) sector team, advising a range of membership organisations and professional institutes.

He has held a number of management positions within the firm including positions on the management board and supervisory board and is currently a non-executive director of MSI Global Alliance, haysmacintyre’s international association of accountants and lawyers. Beard will be joined on the new management board by Andrew Broome (head of services), Anna Bennett (head of operations), Natasha Frangos (head of corporate), Richard Weaver (head of not for profit), and Simon Wilks.