RSM has announced the appointment of Mike Gahir as a director in its Birmingham office.

Gahir will be tasked with building RSM’s debt advisory practice across the Midlands. He will also have a specific responsibility for business development through building relationships with corporates and intermediaries across the region.

Gahir joins RSM from Santander UK Corporate Banking where he was head of international and working capital, Midlands and Anglia. In his career to date, he has held a number of senior banking roles at Natwest, RBS and Clydesdale and he brings with him significant experience of general lending, corporate finance, trade finance and asset based lending.

Mark Taylor, RSM’s regional managing partner for the Central region said “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to RSM’s team here in Birmingham. I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead the development of our debt advisory practice in Midlands. His network and relationship building skills will also be a huge asset to us as we seek to become the first-choice adviser to middle market businesses both regionally and nationally.”