Ted Verkade Named Project Director

15 Jul 2011

Ted Verkade has been appointed project director for Baker Tilly International, effective 1 July 2011. 

Former chair of Baker Tilly International's EMEA Regional Advisory Council and partner in Baker Tilly Berk, a founding member of Baker Tilly International, Ted has been closely involved with the development of the network for many years. He has been a member of the network's International Board since 2002. 

In his new role, Ted will be working on strategic planning and special projects, supporting the headquarters team in its efforts to enhance the international capability of its member firms, promote the Baker Tilly brand, work towards global consistency in the delivery of client services and identify market opportunities. 

Commenting on his appointment Ted said: "I am delighted to accept this exciting new challenge. I look forward to working with the headquarters team as we continue to implement our strategy to be recognised as a global network of closely aligned, premier, independent accounting firms serving leading national and global organisations". 

Ted will remain one of the managing directors of Baker Tilly Berk.  

About Ted Verkade

Ted Verkade has been a partner in Baker Tilly Berk, the Netherlands, since 1996. He qualified for Registeraccountant in 1990 and is a member of NIVRA, the Dutch Institute of Registered Accountants.

He is one of the managing directors of Baker Tilly Berk, prior to which he headed the firm's technical department and was responsible for the audit practice in Baker Tilly Berk's Amsterdam office, playing a key role in developing the firm's international practice. His client portfolio included law firms, housing associations and a variety of manufacturing and trading companies. 

Ted recently stepped down from his role as chairman of Baker Tilly International's EMEA Regional Advisory Council after eight years in the position. Under his leadership the network grew from 30 member firms to more than 80 in the region, with combined regional annual revenues growing from US$500m to US$1.13bn.

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