EY has bolstered its Advisory team in the Midlands with the appointment of Paul Smith as Associate Partner.
Paul joins EY’s Risk team and will be focused on advising clients on how to use data to establish compliance frameworks.
Previously Paul led a data assurance team for another Big 4 firm. He specialises in advising large clients on how to align systems and technology with people and governance structures to bring practical solutions to compliance and risk management challenges, such as GDPR.
Paul joins EY’s growing leadership team at the firm’s 1000+ strong regional practice covering both the East and West Midlands.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul says: “I am delighted to join EY’s Risk Advisory team in the Midlands. The firm’s focus on investing in its people and technology to provide exceptional client service is what attracted me to EY.
“I’m passionate about helping clients to better manage their business so it’s fit for the future. This includes advising our clients on the future direction of regulation – and embracing technology to prepare for the unprecedented change businesses are facing.”
Piers Clinton-Tarestad, Head of Advisory at EY in the Midlands, says: “Our Midlands Advisory practice continues to grow from strength to strength as we respond to our clients’ increasing demands for our services. I am delighted to welcome Paul – his depth of experience in data governance and assurance will be differential in meeting our clients’ current and future needs.”