Nick Brooks to relinquish leadership of accountancy firm's not-for-profit group

Brooks has been in the Kingston Smith role for 20 years, and will be replaced by Neil Finlayson

Nick Brooks
Nick Brooks

Nick Brooks, head of not-for-profit at the accountancy firm Kingston Smith, is to stand down after 20 years in the role.

Brooks, who will remain a partner at Kingston Smith, will be replaced by Neil Finlayson, who previously led the firm’s education sector group.

A spokeswoman for the firm said Brooks would remain a key part of its not-for-profit sector group and would devote more time to his roles as a fellow of the Institute of Fundraising, chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ charities technical committee and the ICAEW’s special interest group for the charity and voluntary sector.

Brooks said: "I am delighted to be handing the reins to Neil, with whom I have worked closely for many years and who I know will continue to lead the not-for-profit group from strength to strength. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to focus more on our consultancy services to the sector and on my sector commitments, including the ICAEW and the Institute of Fundraising."

Finlayson has been at Kingston Smith since 2001 and has 25 years’ experience with the charity sector, according to the firm’s website.

It says he established and continues to lecture to those taking the MSc in charity finance, grant-making and fundraising at Cass Business School. He was a founding member of the Charity Finance Group.

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