Kreston Reeves appoints new HR director

Accountants, business and financial advisory firm Kreston Reeves has appointed Sharn Manku as its new HR director, as it looks further to develop its HR and training function.

Manku joins from tax and accounting information and technology provider Wolters Kluwer, where she was head of human resources for three business units in Europe, including the UK and Ireland.

According to the firm, which has offices across London, Kent and Sussex and is recognised by Ofsted as an employee training provider, it is underpinned by its values of understanding, looking ahead, making it personal, being crystal clear and being human.

Manku explained that, now more than ever, it is critical for accountancy firms to invest in their people, support talent development, and build the best possible HR function as the sector embraces a new working landscape.

“The recruitment market in the accountancy sector is fierce as the demand for accountancy services increases. Kreston Reeves is in a good place with a strong employer brand and a first-class training programme. But there is more we can do to support the firm’s ambitious growth plans and vision,” she said.

Nigel Fright, managing partner of Kreston Reeves, added that he was “delighted” to welcome Manku to the team to lead HR and people engagement initiatives.

“She brings a terrific track record in creating transformational HR teams both at Wolters Kluwer and in her role as chief HR officer at HCA Healthcare, and we look forward to the contribution she will make to the firm’s continued growth and development. We’re proud of the culture that we’ve built together with all our people and truly believe this is what stands us apart from peers,” he said.