Johnston Carmichael expansion continues – firm recruits oil and gas expert in Edinburgh

Scotland’s largest independent firm of accountants and business advisers, Johnston Carmichael, has announced the appointment of two new directors.

David Ward joins the firm’s tax team, returning to Scotland after nine years at London-based Norton Rose Fulbright.

Johnston carmichael logoHe has gained significant experience in oil and gas and renewables during his career. Based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, he will be a firm wide resource and continues to boost Johnston Carmichael’s credentials in the energy sector.

Susie Walker, Head of Tax at Johnston Carmichael, said:

“David has a wide range of tax expertise in domestic and international M&A, structured asset finance, project finance, disputes and investigations and restructuring, with a particularly strong focus on the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

Meanwhile Barry Masson also joins as a director in Johnston Carmichael’s audit and assurance team in Edinburgh. He has 14 years of audit experience, including nine years at ‘Big Four’ firm Ernst & Young, initially based in its Melbourne office before being relocated to Edinburgh. He has worked across a broad range of clients and industries including energy and utilities, consumer products and distilleries.

David McBain, Head of Audit at Johnston Carmichael’s Edinburgh office said:

“Barry has excellent sector expertise, significant IFRS knowledge and strong international experience making him a most welcome addition to the team.”


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