EY takes equity partners to 63 as it promotes two in Scotland

Cara Heaney and Mike Timmins have been promoted to partner –taking the number of EY partners in Scotland to 34 

Business advisory firm EY has appointed two equity Partners in Scotland.
Cara Heaney and Mike Timmins have both been internally promoted to the role of Partner, which the firm says demonstrates EY’s commitment to developing its talent in Scotland.
Heaney is a Partner in People Advisory Services and leads the global mobility practice across Scotland and the North of England, while Timmins is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team. He is responsible for growing the corporate finance practice in Scotland, working alongside Ally Scott, EY’s Head of TAS  north of the border.
Mike Timmins and Cara Heaney
Last month EY was confirmed as the largest accountancy firm in Scotland by headcount* for the sixth consecutive year. EY employs 1000 people across four offices (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness) with Heaney and Timmins’ promotions bringing the total number of Partners dedicated to the Scottish market to 34.
Mark Harvey, EY’s Senior Partner, Scotland, said: “Welcoming these new equity Partners to Scotland is testament to the continued investment we are making in our employees to provide our clients with the very best talent. As new Partners, Cara and Mike are the future leaders of EY in Scotland – they have the passion and skills to out-innovate and outperform, with an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional client service.
“To deliver the very best we need talent with the right diversity, and I am particularly proud that Cara’s appointment brings our proportion of women in our Partnership in Scotland to the highest on record at 32%. This marks a continued focus on increasing our female leadership in Scotland.”
In the last three years, 2015 to 2017 inclusive, EY has welcomed 12 new Partners to its Scotland Partnership, seven of those have been women (58%).
Harvey added: “In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, characterised by disruption and unprecedented technological change, having the best people, with a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, enables us to best respond to the global demands of our clients. This year’s new Partners reflects the depth and breadth of talent we have at EY, and positions us for continued growth in the future.”
Overall, EY has appointed 63 equity Partners to its UK business, including 34 internally promoted Partners and 29 direct entry Partners from its competitors and industry – an increase from 62 new partners in 2016. 
*The annual Accountancy Review published by Scottish Business Insider on 01/06/17 revealed that EY was the largest accountancy firm in Scotland by headcount.