Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced two promotions to director in its Leeds office.

Amy Lewis in the M&A and private equity team, and forensics and fraud specialist Andrea Deegan both became directors, effective from 1 October 2019.

Amy is a prominent dealmaker and has advised on a wide range of transactions including the sale of Sirdar to BlueGem Private Equity; the sale of PVH Holdings to Brickability and the acquisition of Jigsaw Foods by Newly Weds Foods. She is experienced in advising listed, private equity backed and owner managed businesses and works with clients at all stages of a transaction cycle from preparing to exit or identifying acquisition targets through to completion of the deal.

Andrea has over 18 years’ experience delivering both proactive and reactive counter fraud assignments across all sectors. As an accredited counter fraud specialist, she supports a range of public sector clients within healthcare, housing, education and local government organisations, as well as corporate clients.

They are among 13 newly promoted directors across the national firm as it strives to be the first-choice adviser to middle market businesses.

Kevin O’Connor, RSM’s regional managing partner for Yorkshire and the North East said: ‘These two promotions are thoroughly deserved, and I’d like to wish Amy and Andrea every success in their new roles. At RSM we are committed to attracting and developing outstanding talent and through a dedicated development programme we support individuals to achieve their full potential.

‘Both Amy and Andrea will play an important role in driving our future growth as a firm, and I look forward to working with them to achieve this goal.’