John Cooney (picture) has been appointed a partner at the independently owned professional and financial services group Smith & Williamson.
He re-joins the group after ten years as a partner at EY. There he specialized in advising entrepreneurs, entertainers, media clients and sports people.
Cooney said: “I am thrilled to re-join the talented group of individuals at Smith & Williamson, where the focus on servicing the entirety of an entrepreneurial clients’ needs is the cornerstone of the culture. The breadth of tax knowledge in the team is second to none and the firm’s ability to bring investment propositions is unique in the market.
“I love working with truly entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. As a result, I am excited to join an organisation which fully caters to the requirements of those involved with creating and growing a business. My role is to augment the reputation of Smith & Williamson as the adviser of choice to private clients and their business interests.”
Managing partner of tax and business services and co-chief executive of Smith & Williamson Holdings Ltd Kevin Stopps said: “We are delighted to welcome John back to Smith & Williamson. His expertise and knowledge will make a fantastic addition to our organisation due to his standing in the market and the first rate service he is known to deliver to clients, completely aligning with our approach.”