RSM announces new Chief Operating Officer

RSM UK announces the appointment of Robert Ross as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Robert moves from his previous base in Scotland to RSM’s headquarters in London to take up his position in succession to David Gwilliam who has taken up the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Newly installed COO, Robert Ross, said: ‘I’m delighted to be appointed as Chief Operating Officer for RSM. This period is a really exciting one for the firm as it looks to develop and grow its position as the first-choice adviser to middle market leaders in the UK, and globally. RSM has service and sector line capabilities that are among the most varied in the UK; it has the strongest regional network within the middle market, and; most importantly, it has great people. I look forward to working closely with David and the Leadership Team to ensure we deliver the means to provide our clients with the market-leading services they need to grow, and flourish.’

David Gwilliam, CEO of RSM, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to appoint Robert as our new COO. I have worked closely with Robert since he joined the firm in 2003, and more recently in his role as Regional Managing Partner for our Scotland and Northern Ireland region, and as the head of our Consulting services. His credentials speak for themselves. He has successfully led our business in Scotland through challenging market conditions, and ensured its growth. As head of Consulting, he has overseen the near quadrupling of its revenue. I have no doubt that Robert will fulfil his new role with commitment and desire. He has great integrity, and is dedicated to the interests of our people and our clients.’