Marion Hannon succeeds Bob Dohrer as RSM's Global Quality & Risk leader

22 October 2018 2 min. read
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Global accounting and consulting firm RSM has named Marion Hannon its new Global Leader for Quality and Risk. She joins from Big Four rival PwC and brings over 25 years of technical and professional experience in audit, regulatory compliance, risk management and governance to the middle market professional services firm. 

“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,” said Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International.

Globally, RSM has more than 43,000 professionals across some 800 offices in 120+ countries. The firm’s revenue stands at $5.1 billion, up from $4.4 billion in 2014.

Hannon served PwC for nearly three decades – during her tenure, she held senior roles in Ireland, Hong Kong and London. Her experience gained includes working for dozens of clients, particularly in the government and healthcare sectors, as well as leading the adoption of new audit methodologies, overhauling risk management processes and building high-performing teams internally.

Marion Hannon succeeds Bob Dohrer as RSM's Global Quality & Risk leader

“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,” Hannon commented. 

From RSM’s office in London, the UK,  Hannon will lead the firm’s 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, she 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. 

The new Global Leader for Quality and Risk succeeds Bob Dohrer, who held the position for six years and recently was appointed Chief Auditor at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organisation of Certified Public Accountants in the United States. “I would like to thank Bob for his work with RSM and wish him all the best in his new role at the AICPA,” Hannon concluded.