Price Bailey Appoints Corporate Financial Services Assurance Partner

Price Bailey has appointed Tom Freeman as Corporate Financial Services Assurance Partner, with responsibility for the Firm’s compliance offering to the financial services market in respect of audit and assurance services.

Tom joins the Price Bailey Corporate team from FTSE 100 company Pearson plc where he was Head of Finance for the company’s pension division, managing investment assets in excess of £3bn, and being responsible for finance, investment and governance matters. He brings to Price Bailey a wealth of experience in the financial services and pensions industry.

Tom, an auditor by training, trained at BDO (formerly PKF) before moving into a strategic senior finance role with transaction technology provider First Data Corporation, before returning to BDO to manage a corporate and financial services portfolio, from where he moved to Pearson.

Part of his role will involve working with existing financial services and pension clients on strategy and compliance, in addition to using his industry experience to seek new market opportunities.  Tom will be looking to capitalise on Price Bailey’s broad service offering to provide a compelling, value added proposition to this increasingly complex sector.

“I’m very much looking forward to my role at Price Bailey and working with a dynamic, like-minded team,” said Tom. “Price Bailey is recognised for its innovative and client centred approach and over recent years has invested significantly in its specialists and broader service offering, to deliver real value to its clients. I believe I can bring additional value to the firm, and help shape the perception of Price Bailey in the financial services and pensions sector.”

“Tom brings a wealth of relevant industry experience and insight to the firm with a proven track record in the financial services and pensions sector,” said Price Bailey Corporate Partner, Paul Cullen. “He has a great understanding of the concerns of pension trustees and can bring pragmatic, meaningful added value to our clients.”