Xeinadin Group (‘Xeinadin’), the Ireland and UK-based business advisory and accountancy group, has strengthened its Board with several heavyweight appointments. 

The group, which was formed in 2019 through the merger of over 100 small and medium-sized accountancy firms, has annual revenues of over £100 million and over 1,500 team members. Predominantly focused on SMEs and owner-managed businesses, it aims to continue its development through acquisitions and organic growth, underpinned by its digital transformation and group integration programmes. 

Alastair Marsh has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman. A former CEO and CFO, most recently as Group Chief Executive Officer of engineering and business services organisation Lloyd’s Register Group, Alastair has experience across a wide range of sectors in listed multinationals and privately held organisations. At Lloyd’s Register Group he delivered a major change programme focused on data and digital transformation across its 250 offices in 80 countries. 

Robin Williams, who is currently Chairman of Keystone Law plc and FIH Group plc, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. A highly experienced Chairman and NED with deep experience in the public markets and also private equity, Robin has previously led as an executive and been on the Board of FTSE250 and other full list companies, AIM-listed and private companies across many sectors.

Martin Burgess has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director. He will also chair the Board’s Remuneration Committee and be a member of the Audit Committee. An HR specialist, Martin has led change management programmes in large and complex international organisations with experience including Cobham plc, BAE Systems & AT&T. 

Derry Crowley, CEO of Xeinadin, commented: “We’ve taken great strides in integrating the group over the past two years, through a wide range of initiatives including consolidating locations, introducing centralised back office services and investing in technology and marketing. Bringing in people of the calibre of Alastair, Robin and Martin, who have led major public and privately-owned companies across numerous sectors, will be invaluable to help steer the ship in the right direction as we continue our development.”  

Alastair Marsh, Chairman of Xeinadin, commented: “Derry and the team have done a fantastic job developing the structures, processes and culture to turn Xeinadin into a serious and differentiated player in the UK and Ireland business advisory and accountancy market. I have been hugely impressed by the team and am looking forward to working with Robin, Martin and the rest of the Board to help guide the business through the next phases of its growth journey.” 

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