Deloitte boosts Aberdeen practice with three new directors

Company News - June 28, 2012

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Deloitte in Aberdeen has promoted three key team members from its Energy & Resources (E&R) practice to the role of director.

The business advisory firm has appointed Moray Barber, Shaun Reynolds and Chris Hunter to director to bolster the firm’s already substantial presence in the energy sector in Scotland, more than doubling the director provision in the Aberdeen office, to five, and enabling the firm to provide an even greater level of service to its clients in the north-east.

Derek Henderson, office senior partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, said: “The performance of the energy sector, particularly oil and gas, is intrinsic to the success of Aberdeen, as well as the wider economic recovery, and we are committed to providing the best support on the market to galvanise growth and encourage future success across the industry.

“I am delighted the office has three new directors of considerable experience and talent, and I’m confident these promotions will add real value to our existing team here in Aberdeen.”

Having begun his career with Deloitte in Edinburgh, Moray Barber transferred to Aberdeen in 2003 as an assistant manager and has been providing corporate tax advice to businesses in the energy sector for the last nine years.

In his new role, Moray will work alongside the office’s corporate finance team leading tax diligence and structuring work for both Private Equity and multinational clients. He will also continue to support Scottish businesses who are considering expanding their global offering, including those looking at moving into emerging markets such as Africa, China, Brazil and India. Moray will continue to lead the lead the office’s Renewable Energy group.

Moray is a founder of the hugely successful Young Professionals in Oil and Gas (YPOG) programme, a joint initiative between Deloitte and, now, Pinsent Masons, set up in 2005 specifically to encourage the next generation of oil and gas leaders in Aberdeen to network and learn from those already experienced in the industry.

Shaun Reynolds will lead the transaction services (TS) team in Aberdeen. He transferred to Aberdeen in 2009 following seven years in Deloitte’s London office. Shaun has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry with recent credentials in the oil field service, upstream and downstream sectors and has been instrumental in building Deloitte’s TS offerings for the Aberdeen market over the last three years.

In addition to this, Shaun is currently working with a local sports community group through Deloitte’s Work out for Sport Programme. The programme, of which the firm is founding corporate partner in Scotland, aims to develop grass roots sport by matching business expertise with groups in the community.

Chris Hunter will further support Deloitte’s fast growing Audit group in Aberdeen. Since joining Deloitte in 2009, Chris has built a breadth of experience having worked with a wide range of clients from across the sector. He has led the Deloitte oilfield services stream in Aberdeen for the past two years, contributing to a number of significant audit and non-audit wins for the firm.

In addition to his client and business development roles, Chris has also made significant contributions to Deloitte’s wider talent strategy acting as a mentor and appraising manager for the firm’s graduate and experienced hire recruitment programme.

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