Accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael announces new Aberdeen partner promotion

Gillian McColgan (Johnston Carmichael)

LEADING independent UK accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its leadership team with five senior promotions across the business including a new Aberdeen Partner.

Gillian McColgan, who joined the firm as a graduate in 2011, becomes Tax Partner. She enters the partnership group along with Graeme Bain, based in Glasgow, who becomes Restructuring Partner; and Sally Hewish, who is based in London and becomes Audit Partner – Audit Quality, Risk and Technical.

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The partner promotions are complemented by two director level promotions. Ryan Milne, in Dundee, becomes Business Advisory Director; and Keith Hamilton, in Edinburgh, becomes General Counsel.

David Wilson, Audit Partner and Aberdeen Office Head, Johnston Carmichael, said:

“We’re extremely proud to be growing and investing in our leadership team with five new senior promotions across the business. At Johnston Carmichael we encourage our people to be leaders of their own work and learning, and each of our new partners and directors is a shining example of this proactive approach to developing our people.

“Gillian is highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike and has deep experience of advising some of the North East’s most innovative businesses, helping them to proactively and efficiently manage their corporation tax position.”

Gillian delivers tax compliance and advisory services across various sectors, including Energy, Engineering and Manufacturing and Food and Drink. Gillian deals with businesses of all sizes, ranging from UK-based innovative start-up companies to listed entities and large companies forming part of multinational groups.

Gillian leads the firm’s Corporate Interest Restriction offering and also has extensive experience of intangible asset transactions and Patent Box tax relief, with a particular interest in the tax implications of companies’ IP strategy.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and holds a degree in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow.

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