RSM appoints risk assurance director in the North West

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed risk assurance specialist Maya Buchanan as a director based in its Manchester office.

Maya Buchanan joins RSM from AIM listed manufacturing company Scapa Group plc where she was the head of group risk and assurance. Prior to this, Maya worked in practice at two big four firms specialising in internal audit and risk assurance.

With over 15 years’ experience, Maya brings a wealth of expertise in corporate governance, investigations and implementing effective risk management frameworks and corporate compliance in the UK and globally. In addition, Maya has a range of specialist expertise within the manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, property management and not for profit sectors.

In her new role, Maya will drive the expansion of RSM’s risk assurance practice with a specific focus on supporting a growing portfolio of corporate clients across the region.

Jill Jones, RSM Regional Managing Partner for the North West said:

‘Risk assurance is becoming increasingly more important as the nature of business becomes ever more complex. Maya’s extensive knowledge will help our clients navigate and protect themselves in an ever-changing landscape, and it’s great to have her on board.’

Maya Buchanan commenting on her appointment:

‘RSM is a forward-thinking firm that has a growing corporate client base and extensive international network which complements my experience perfectly. I’m looking forward to drawing on my in-house, practice and sector experience to support a variety of corporate clients to add real value in a challenging market.’

RSM continues to invest in the North West internal audit practice following the recent appointment of risk assurance manager Michael Harding who joined the team from Beever and Struthers, bringing further not for profit expertise to the faculty.