Leading accountancy firm, BHP has expanded its audit department with the appointment of Chris Neale as Audit Partner.
Chris joins after nearly 14 years with big four firm, PwC, most recently as Director, where he provided audit and other assurance services to major public and privately-owned businesses across Yorkshire and the Midlands.
His experience covers a host of industries across family and owner-managed, private equity backed and both Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and main market listed businesses. He has also supported companies through a number of transactions, including Initial Public Offering (IPOs) in the UK and internationally.
Chris, who will be primarily based in the Leeds office, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined BHP as Audit Partner and cannot wait to get stuck in. It’s an ambitious and growing firm whose values are very much aligned with my own.
“The passion and energy of the leadership team and their strong track record of delivering change and developing an excellent working culture is what attracted me to the firm. The firm has secured award wins because of this and I am excited to have the opportunity to play my own part in contributing to these successes in the future.”
Paul Winwood, Head of Audit at BHP, added: “We are thrilled to welcome someone with Chris’ experience, energy and ambition to BHP in order to grow and develop the audit department further. He is a great asset to our team.”
Last year, BHP received the accolade for National Audit Team of the Year at the prestigious British Accountancy Awards.
BHP was recently recognised by the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list – for the second year running, the hard-fought and nationally celebrated list recognises the very best in employee engagement around the country.