Cooper Parry hires former Deloitte global MD

Tim Mahapatra

Accountancy firm Cooper Parry has hired the former global managing director of Deloitte as an adviser following the firm’s recent investment from Waterland Private Equity, which it hopes will help deliver five-fold growth by 2027.

Timothy Mahapatra will focus on growth opportunities through senior hires and acquisitions as well as to support Cooper Parry’s leadership team.

He brings vast senior partner level experience with a number of leading professional services firms – notably Deloitte and Alvarez & Marsal (A&M).

Mahapatra will work alongside CEO Ade Cheatham and Cooper Parry’s leadership team, including the recently appointed COO hire from HSBC, Phil Erridge.

Cheatham said: “Tim has been on our radar for a while and his fantastic knowledge and experience of growing professional services firms and the M&A market will be invaluable in our growth drive. I’m thrilled to have Tim on board at such an exciting time on our turbo-charged growth journey. With such ambitious plans in place, it’s never been more important to attract (and retain) talents like this.”

Mahapatra added: “As soon as I discovered CP’s vision, I was hooked. It is bold, as well as challenging. It is also brilliantly disruptive. I relish the combination of growing organically by doing what we’re best at and accelerating it even more through finding likeminded firms to join us. I can’t wait to see how the next chapter in CP’s journey unfolds.”

Cooper Parry has offices in Castle Donington in the East Midlands and Birmingham.