Peter Burnside joins from accountant BDO

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Former BDO managing partner for Northern Ireland Peter Burnside has joined Keltbray as its new financial director.

He takes over from John Keehan, who has been in the role since 2005.

Keehan is staying with the specialist contractor but will focus on his other post as deputy chief executive.

Burnside (pictured), who spent 27 years at the accountant, is moving to London and will be based at the £370m turnover firm’s Esher office.

Burnside will be responsible for financial reporting across the group. He will also assume responsibilities for insurance, facilities and IT, as well as the management of Keltbray’s property portfolio.