Brian Murphy is new Managing Partner for BDO Northern Ireland

| September 5, 2017

Brian MurphyBDO Northern Ireland, today announced that Brian Murphy has become its new Managing Partner, following the planned retirement of Peter Burnside.

Brian Murphy has been with the firm since 1992 and prior to taking over form Mr Burnside was its Head of Advisory Services.

Announcing the appointment, BDO NI’s Chairman, Stephen Kirkpatrick said: “During his career with BDO, Brian Murphy has worked with local, national and international clients to help them achieve their goals. The experience that he has accumulated strengthens his ability to innovate change and progression throughout the organisation and he is therefore ideally placed to lead our growing team in Northern Ireland.

“In these times of change, when local businesses are facing an unclear future due to Brexit and the future of devolved government remaining uncertain, we are fortunate to have a team of expert Partners, led by Brian, who can navigate and support clients along the path ahead.”

Brian’s appointment comes after Peter Burnside stepped down as Managing Partner on 30 August 2017.  Peter will continue as a Partner until 31st March 2018 when, after 27 years of dedicated service to the firm, he will formally retire from professional practice to pursue a new commercial role in London.

Paying tribute to Peter Burnside, BDO NI’s Senior Partner, Nigel Harra said: “On behalf of the BDO family in Northern Ireland, we would like to thank Peter for his years of service and commitment to our firm and to our clients. In this time BDO has grown to be Northern Ireland’s leading accountancy and business advisory practice for the family owned businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

“Peter’s drive and determination will be missed, but we have an excellent team of Partners who will continue to work with our clients and staff, rolling out our exciting plans for the future and delivering further growth for all,” said Mr Harra.

“We wish Peter and his family well for their move to London next year.”

BDO NI recently announced over forty new positions increasing its staffing complement to 210, providing a mix of professional accountancy, tax and advisory services to more than 1,000 local and international businesses.


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