Woodrow Mercer Finance appoints James Roach as new managing partner

Experienced finance director and partner at Woodrow Mercer Finance, James Roach, has been appointed as managing partner of the 22-strong firm. In his new role, he will lead the rapidly expanding national finance search and selection consultancy based in Leads.

Having held a wide range of FD roles since 2009, James initially joined FDYL, now part of Woodrow Mercer Finance, six years ago as a portfolio FD. He took on a fulltime position with the business a year later and helped to launch the consultancy’s recruitment division.

“The time is right to hand over the reins,” says Neil Muffitt, the recently appointed chairman of Woodrow Mercer Finance. Neil goes on to say “James and I have worked closely over recent years and it’s exactly the right time to be placing the firm in James’ capable hands, while I will remain closely involved with the business at both a strategic and operational level.”

Pictured: James Roach (left) and Neil Muffitt of Woodrow Mercer Finance