Fitzgerald & Law Partners, Gabriel Parrish, Martin Ranson and David Jenkins Step Down

As F&L embarks on a new journey as part of the ZEDRA Group, we wish farewell to three great assets…

Fitzgerald & Law, London's leading global expansion adviser, today announced that long serving Partners Gabriel Parrish, Martin Ranson and David Jenkins will be retiring from the business. All three will step down on 1 October but will be retained as Consultants by ZEDRA following the recently announced acquisition. At the same time, Kiki Stannard has been confirmed as the new Managing Director of ZEDRA London, tasked with developing and executing its global growth strategy.

“I joined F&L in 1995 as employee number six. Over the past 25 years it has been an honour to be an integral part of an incredible team delivering quality services to our exciting high growth client base. I am so proud that our work has made us an adviser that others admire.” said Martin, F&L's longest serving Partner.

“With the new resources and impetus afforded by the ZEDRA acquisition, this is the right time to step back. The Company is ready to really make a difference to global expansion. These are exciting times,” said David Jenkins, who steps down from his role as Head of the GEA Network. David's GEA Network role will be performed by Melissa Christopher.

Gabriel added, “Leading F&L has been a privilege. I am extremely proud of the team we have and how they have transformed us into a business now capable of competing on a far bigger stage than any of us could have anticipated when we were starting out. As successful as we have been, I firmly believe that the business's brightest days are ahead.”

Kiki Stannard, who includes Melissa Christopher, Keeley Stock, Louise Morriss and Jamie Richardson in her Executive Leadership team, was exuberant about her predecessors.

“On behalf of the Directors, the Managers and everyone who has ever worked at F&L, I would like to thank all three of them for their commitment and contribution. Under their leadership we have grown to become a much larger firm, but without sacrificing the culture and values that are important to all of us. In particular, I would like to thank Gabriel for his visionary leadership.”

Kiki continued, “As ZEDRA, we move into the next stage and we are excited at the possibilities and opportunities that lay ahead. We have an energetic, fresh leadership team ready to embrace the challenges of the new normal and whatever else comes our way in the next few years. Our clients remain in the very best of hands.”

Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I would like to praise the stewardship and dedication of Gabriel, Martin and David for the last 25 years. Their remarkable work and ambition have been key and invaluable in F&L's growth and excellent reputation. With Kiki and her experienced leadership team, ZEDRA will be able to build on F&L's solid foundations and heritage, while continuing to provide existing and new clients with the service and solutions they have come to expect from a trusted partner.”

About Kiki Stannard

Kiki began her career in the Tax Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Her focus has always been on the employment aspects of taxation and employee reward. 

Kiki joined Fitzgerald & Law as a Partner in 2013, advising international businesses on their global expansion strategy, with a focus on employment issues such as international assignments, compensation, tax, HR and payroll.

In September 2019, Kiki became an international assignee herself by heading to San Francisco to lead F&L's West Coast office. She is a regular speaker at events across the US, sharing her knowledge on all aspects of global expansion.

About Fitzgerald & Law

F&L is a global expansion specialist and valuable resource for international companies, providing practical, tailored advice on accounting, tax, legal and HR matters. Their dedicated experts build long lasting personal relationships, supporting businesses as they grow. Originally founded in 1992 in Central London, Fitzgerald & Law started life as a “traditional” UK accounting practice. Over time, the group evolved into full service global expansion experts, helping companies expand into and out of the UK. Their specialists work together on a global scale through their international network to support clients in over 75 countries worldwide.

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