New president takes reins at Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants

Rob Young

The Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants has appointed a new president.

Rob Young, of SB&P, has been elected president for 2020/21, for what will be the second half of the 150th year of the society.

Rob began his career with the Liverpool office of Gruber Levinson Franks, which became part of BDO Stoy Hayward.

While there he worked with a wide array of SMEs with a particular emphasis on the retail and the legal sectors.

He joined SB&P in 2003 as an audit manager, then transitioned to special projects and corporate finance in 2006 and became a partner in 2008.

Rob takes the reins from past president, Andrew Lovelady, who led the society during 2019/2020.

He will support the society’s members from across Merseyside, Cheshire & North Wales.

The society forms part of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

Rob’s primary role will be to oversee the delivery of a range of services for members, as well as representing the interests of chartered accountants within the wider business community.

He will be supported in this role by deputy president, Justin Lang, of Jacobs International, and vice president Rob Adams of Grant Thornton.

Rob Young said: “I’m looking forward to meeting the challenges this exceptional period of time throws up for the society with the aim of continuing to provide continued support to our members.”