Accounting and Wealth Advisory firm William Buck has announced the appointment of Michael Rees Evans to help drive the firm’s innovation and talent development strategies.
Michael trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked as management consultant before moving into financial advice in 2002. Building on the firm’s strong reputation for internal development and education, Michael will help to drive William Buck’s future capabilities in financial project management. Head of William Buck Wealth Advisory, Scott Girdlestone said:
“We’ve always had a focus on developing our internal talent which culminated in our Training Academy launched three years ago.
“With his background in management consulting together with a passion for continuous improvement, Michael will bring energy and different strategic thinking to our business.”
The appointment is what Scott describes as a ‘logical next step’ for the firm and Michael. They share the same philosophy of supporting clients, focusing not just on investments but holistic financial advice and project management. Scott explains:
“To achieve results for our clients we need to look at the whole situation and not just the investments, which are only half the strategy.
“To deliver what’s important to the client from a non-financial perspective you need to employ a range of strategies such as maximising after-tax cashflow, structuring of assets to ensure efficient ownership, wealth accumulation strategies and asset protection,” said Scott.
“It’s not easy and requires highly skilled individuals. Michael shares our all-inclusive view on financial management which is a rare find.”
Michael said the move to William Buck will allow him to focus on his passions of educating and mentoring.
“William Buck has an immensely talented team. I’m excited to immerse myself in the business and work with their advisors to help these high performers reach their full potential,” said Michael.
The William Buck Group manages over $4 billion worth of investments. This appointment represents another step in the firm’s strategic goal of being able to support the middle market through a complete suite of quality professional services
About William Buck
William Buck is a fully integrated firm of accountants and advisors with over 110 directors and a 950- strong team of professional staff across Australia and New Zealand. With a strong focus on the middle market, William Buck offers 360-degree support with advisers working together to achieve the best results for clients across Tax, Business Advisory, Wealth Advisory, Corporate Advisory, Audit & Assurance and Restructuring & Insolvency.
As a member of Praxity Alliance, the world’s largest and fastest growing alliance of independent accounting firms, William Buck is supported by an extensive global network, with access to more than 51,000 professionals in over 110 countries.