PwC UK unveils managing
partner…

E&Y strengthens restructuring…

Deloitte expands in Romania…

Nexia adds Central American firm…

PEOPLE
PwC UK unveils managing partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers UK has appointed Richard Collier-Keywood as
managing partner. Collier-Keywood is the firm’s head of tax and a
member of the current management board. He said: “The firm is in
great shape and we have a fantastic opportunity to build on our
achievements. I am looking forward to working with [chairman and
senior partner elect Ian Powell] to play my part in ensuring we
deliver consistently outstanding service to our clients through
attracting and retaining the best people.”

PEOPLE
E&Y strengthens restructuring

Ernst & Young (E&Y) UK has recruited a new restructuring
partner to increase its presence in the European market. David
Hargrave joins to primarily advise lenders in syndicated or complex
restructuring situations. He previously worked at
PricewaterhouseCoopers UK for more than 20 years. E&Y global
head of restructuring Alan Bloom said: “I am delighted David has
joined our team of restructuring professionals. His appointment
shows our dedication to increasing our European presence. He brings
with him a strong market network and restructuring experience
spanning the past two decades.”

STRATEGY
Deloitte expands in Romania

Deloitte Romania has opened a regional office in Cluj-Napoca that
will serve the private and public sectors in the region. The Big
Four firm said that over the past few years Cluj County, a region
in which Cluj-Napoca is capital, has gained a reputation for being
home to lucrative investment opportunities. This growth is expected
to continue and has already been matched by increased demand for
professional services, the firm said. The Cluj-Napoca office
currently employs three people and by autumn Deloitte hopes to
expand the team to 20 audit and tax professionals.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Nexia adds Central American firm

Nexia Auditores y Consultores, a firm based in Honduras, has joined
Nexia International. The firm has three partners and has been in
the industry for 27 years; with a staff of 29 professionals and
offices in the two main cities Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. The
firm provides audit, tax, consulting and full business process
outsourcing services.