RSM Tenon appoints former Matrix chief as new CEO

Accountant and advisory firm RSM Tenon Group has appointed Chris Merry as chief executive officer.

Mr Merry was previously chief executive officer of Matrix Group, a privately owned financial services business in the UK. Before this he was finance director and then chief executive officer of Whitebread Mann, an executive search group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

He also previously held senior positions at Clifford Chance and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Mr Merry, who takes up his role on the RSM Tenon board with immediate effect, said: “Whilst RSM Tenon is undoubtedly going through a challenging period, there is a strong underlying business and a solid platform for the future.

“I look forward to working with the executive team to restructure and build the business for the long term.”

Adrian Martin, newly appointed non-executive chairman of RSM Tenon, said: “Since announcing our trading update on 23 January, one of my priorities has been to identify a new CEO and we are pleased to appoint Mr Merry to the role.

“Mr Merry has a strong track record of transforming businesses and I am confident that with his experience, RSM Tenon has the leadership to restore profitability and growth.

“We look forward to updating the market on the progress of our strategic review when we announce our interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2011 on 29 February 2012.”