EY appoints Jeff Soar as UK&I Managing Partner for Tax
EY has announced four senior appointments in the UK.
Benoit Laclau has been named as the EY UK&I Managing Partner for Consulting;
Jeff Soar as UK&I Managing Partner for Tax;
Kath Barrow as UK&I Managing Partner for Assurance; and
Andrew Walton as UK Head of Audit.
The appointments are effective from 1 July.
Benoit and Jeff succeed Stephen Lambert and Jason Lester respectively who have stood down due to ongoing health challenges but remain as Partners in EY. Andrew and Kath take over from Hywel Ball, who has been appointed as UK Chairman and UK&I Regional Managing Partner. The roles of UK&I Managing Partner of Assurance and UK Head of Audit have been split in recognition of the societal importance of these functions and to ensure that audit quality continues to receive dedicated focus.
Jeff Soar originally joined EY in 1998 and, after four years at a law firm, re-joined EY in 2005. Jeff became a Partner in 2009 and has subsequently held a number of senior positions at EY. Jeff ran the UK FSO Tax practice for over four years and has been the Global Insurance Tax Sector Leader since 2017. Jeff is a member of the EMEIA Tax Leadership team as the EMEIA Tax Talent leader. Jeff has worked across the EY tax practice, gaining significant experience in international and transaction tax services.