RSM International is delighted to announce, following a comprehensive nomination process, the election of Brian Eaton, RSM South Africa CEO, as Chairperson of its Board.

Following the announcement earlier this year that the existing Chairperson, Mike Kirley, RSM US, would be retiring, the RSM International Nomination Committee began the process to seek input from the RSM International Board on the nomination of a new chairperson.

Brian, whose tenure as Chair commenced on 1 April 2020, has been a member of the RSM International Board since 2009 and this sees his second term in the position with the first ending in 2013. Brian will work closely with the International Board and the Global CEO, Jean Stephens, to ensure that RSM continues to deliver on its strategy and meet the needs of its predominantly, middle-market clients.

In addition to this news Tom Ferreira, RSM US Northeast Market Leader, has been appointed to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

Jean Stephens said:

“In these unprecedented times, in which our industry and clients are being presented with many new challenges and uncertainty, it is even more crucial to ensure that RSM continues to have strong leadership. As a long-standing member of both our network and International Board, it is heartening to have Brian Eaton as part of that leadership team, to assist us in navigating the right course for both RSM and our clients. Our thanks go to Brian for accepting this role with the responsibility of taking the International Board and the network further towards delivering on our global strategy.

“A warm congratulations also to Tom Ferreira on his appointment and thanks to RSM US for their continued leadership.

“Finally, we would like to express sincere thanks to Mike Kirley for his service and leadership over the years.”

Brian Eaton added:

“I am honoured to have been, once again, selected to hold the role of Chair. I understand that responsibilities now fall upon me during turbulent times but, as we seek to navigate disruption, I am committed to developing and accelerating RSM’s plans and policies, together with the Global Executive Office team and the entire international board.  This is a pivotal time for us and our profession, and we now have an opportunity to bring even greater value to all our stakeholders in this period of transformation.”