Career Moves this week: 06 December 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

6 December 2017

Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.

Alex Smith CA joins Net1 as CFO

Alternative payment systems provider Net1 has announced Alex Smith CA as the companies new Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer.

Based in South Africa, Alex will replace Herman G. Kotze, who was appointed CEO in June this year. Alex joins Net1 from Altron where, as CFO, he helped oversee the restructuring and refocusing of the group.

Prior to this, Alex held various roles at Big Four firm PwC and holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of Edinburgh. “I am thrilled that Alex has decided to join the Net1 family,” said Herman G. Kotze, CEO of Net1.

“I am confident that we will benefit from Alex’s wealth of experience and leadership.”

KPMG announces new leader in Liverpool

Euan West has been named as the lead of KPMG’s Liverpool office from 1 January 2018. Euan currently holdss the role of Head of Clients and Growth for the Big Four firms National Markets business in the UK.

He takes over the Liverpool office from Chris Fry who spent six years in the position.

Chris Hearld, North region chair for KPMG, added: “As a markets partner, Euan has an excellent track record of working closely with our clients to develop an in-depth understanding of their strategies, objectives and what keeps them awake at night, in order that we can support them with their growth ambitions.”

Brown Shipley names Head of London Office

Private bank Brown Shipley has announced Andrew Butler-Cassar will take on the newly created role of Head of London Office.

Andrew brings 20 years of industry experience to the role, having most recently held the role of Head of Private Office at Investec Wealth & Investment.

Guy Healey, Head of Private Banking at Brown Shipley, said: “Andrew is an experienced senior leader in the wealth management industry with a proven track record for growth, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong strategic development credentials, so I am delighted that he will be joining our team at Brown Shipley.

IMF appoints Head of Independent Audit

Nancy Asike Onyango has been announced as the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Director of the Fund’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA). Nancy has worked across many industry sectors in Africa, Europe and the UK.

Christine Lagarde, Director of the IMF, said: “I have full confidence that the OIA will continue to thrive under Nancy’s leadership.”

Barclays appoints new Non-Executive Director

Barclays has announced Mike Turner (CBE) as a Non-Executive Director. Currently serving as Chairman of the boards of GKN and Babcock International, he also enjoyed a successful career as CEO of BAE Systems from 2002 and 2008.

John McFarlane, Group Chairman of Barclays, said, "I am very pleased that Mike has agreed to join the Barclays Board. Mike is a seasoned business leader, with a highly successful track record as both a Chief Executive and Chairman.

"He will bring strong commercial and practical acumen, together with experience of the financial services sector."

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