RSM appoints partner to lead performance improvement and turnaround practice

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed Ben Collett as partner to lead the firm’s performance improvement and turnaround practice within consulting.

Based in RSM’s Birmingham office, Collett is an experienced turnaround and transactions professional of 25 years. He joins from financial advisory firm Kroll and has held previous roles as strategic projects director at IMI PLC and KPMG.

At RSM, he will focus on helping companies improve profitability, working capital and cashflow. His work covers companies in turnaround and performance improvement situations as well as those engaged in buy side and sell side transactions.

Collett has particular expertise in manufacturing and engineering as well as broad experience across many other industries. He works with corporate and private equity clients, helping them identify, plan and deliver operational changes to improve financial performance and shareholder value.

Collett said: “Given the current economic challenges and disruption following Covid, there are huge pressures on UK businesses but also significant opportunities. Changes to supply and demand patterns create potential for companies that are prepared to amend their operating models, to reduce costs and renegotiate their financing arrangements. I am looking forward to working with management teams in the middle market to help them implement the changes needed to deliver these opportunities and maximise future value.”