Marion Hannon will oversee the continuous focus on audit quality across the network

RSM, the leading global network of audit, tax and consulting firms focused on the middle market, has appointed Marion Hannon as its Global Leader for Quality and Risk, replacing Bob Dohrer who held the position for six years. Marion has more than 25 years of significant technical and professional experience gained from senior roles at PwC held in Ireland, Hong Kong and London. Marion brings vast knowledge of global professional services, and specifically, audit quality, regulatory compliance, risk management and governance.

Based in RSM’s Global Executive Office in London, Marion will lead the technical team which focuses on quality assurance, risk containment, ethics and independence for the network, including the provision of audit and assurance services. In addition, Marion will be responsible for all aspects of the global network’s policies, procedures, tools and processes aimed to maintain high quality services by member firms.

Marion also brings a wealth of expertise in business change and transformation having previously pioneered a series of projects to improve audit practices and quality. During her time at PwC, Marion led the adoption of new audit methodologies in Hong Kong, overhauled risk management processes in London and built high-performing teams with improved skills to embed lasting quality improvements.   

Marion Hannon, Global Leader for Quality and Risk at RSM International commented: “The global network is committed to the provision of the highest quality audit services around the world and has already got in place robust policies and procedures to achieve this. I am looking forward to working with the technical team and building upon what Bob achieved during his time at RSM.

“More than ever before, audit is under the microscope. Regulators are calling for improvements in quality while technology is transforming the amount and speed of data available to auditors. I am excited to work with RSM’s member firms around the network to be at the forefront of these changes.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International commented: “Quite rightly, our clients expect the highest quality audit and assurance services and this has always been the foundation of our network. As we grow our services, our global footprint and our client base, we must ensure that we do not lose sight of this essential pillar of our network. I am delighted to have an expert of Marion’s calibre joining our team and leading our vision in this area.

“With our clients and member firms in mind, it is critical that RSM continues to contribute at the highest level with developments in our profession and help to steer the future path of our industry. With Marion’s passion and vision, I have every confidence we can do just that.”

I would like to thank Bob for his work with RSM and wish him all the best in his new role as Chief Auditor at the AICPA.”  

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