Sam Pettengell will be joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson from May 18 as a director in Steve Freeman's specialist motor sector team, based out of our Milton Keynes' office.
She will head up MHA's motor advisory business, working alongside Freeman and the specialist UK motor tax and audit teams.
Globally she will support the business's international motor clients in liaison with our colleagues at Baker Tilly International.
Pettengell (pictured) will also work closely with the firm’s head of corporate finance, Laurence Whitehead and the corporate finance teams using her specialist motor expertise to grow its presence and levels of activity in motor sector M&A activity.
Pettengell has spent the majority of her 15 years' post-qualification career in various financial and operational managerial roles at Vauxhall Motors. Her recent experience in the business management team at Vauxhall Motors included carrying out dealer risk and business reviews and due diligence audits, leading dealer strategic and operational reviews for both Vauxhall Motors and for dealers, supporting dealers in terms of their acquisition and/or exit strategies and the related investment modelling, funding and deal process, leading restructuring and refinancing projects on behalf of motor funders and banks and leading the provision of accounting, reporting and tax advice to dealers.
Steve Freeman said: "Sam's exceptional skills and experience mean she will be a perfect fit with the rest of my motor team and will help us build on the tremendous progress we have made in the last 15 months in supporting our motor clients. Sam's appointment, together with the recent expansion of our international motor presence through the Baker Tilly International network and the upcoming investment we are making in our motor marketing team, is a tremendous demonstration of our commitment to the exciting motor sector."