Career Moves this week: 9 November 2016

CA Today
By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

9 November 2016

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

Iain Lanaghan CA appointed to the board of Scottish Water

Iain Lanaghan CA has been appointed a non-executive director of the board of Scottish Water.

Iain, a former main board finance director, will take up the position on 1 April 2017.

The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP said she is confident that Iain will play a “key role in maintaining Scottish Water’s impressive track record of improvement in efficiency and service delivery".

Iain has previously held positions at KPMG in London and Frankfurt before founding Metropolitan European Transport, one of the largest private transport companies in Germany with turnover of more than €30.

Graeme Bell CA joins Duff & Phelps as Senior Advisor

Duff & Phelps, the global valuation and corporate finance advisor, has appointed Graeme Bell CA as Senior Advisor to the Oil & Gas M&A team.

Graeme brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy, oil and gas industry, and has held C-suite roles at Viking SeaTech, Green Ocean Energy, Nautronix, and JDR Cable Systems. He is the founder of, and current Managing Director at, Bell & Associates Limited, provider of a full range of management and financial consultancy services.

Henry Wells, Head of UK M&A Advisory, said: “We look forward to working closely with Graeme to further develop our expertise in Oil & Gas, a core area of focus for our business, building on the momentum we have already achieved. He has an impressive track record advising both corporates as well as investors on a range of issues, from business development through to fundraising and M&A.”

HSBC gains former LSE chief

HSBC has hired former Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Clara Furse.

Clara will take on the role as chair of the banks ring-fenced retail operations, which are to be based in Birmingham.

Clara is currently a non-executive director of Nomura Holdings, Vodafone Group, Amadeus IT Holdings, as well as being the lead independent director at the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

She was CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group from January 2001 to May 2009.

Clare Bousfield becomes CEO of Insurance at Prudential 

Clare Bousfield has been appointed to the role of CEO Insurance at Prudential UK & Europe, subject to regulatory approval.

Clare, who has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industries, was a key leader in the strategic review and transformation of Aegon’s UK business. She has held CFO roles with Swiss Re and, most recently, with Aegon.

Clare also has extensive experience in dealing with international regulators, including those in the UK, Ireland, and various countries in Continental Europe, as well as Asia and the USA.

Smith & Williamson appoints new managing partner

Andrew Edmonds has been named new managing partner for Smith & Williamson’s south coast office.

Andrew originally joined the firm as a graduate trainee in 1994, and was promoted to head of assurance and business services in Southampton in 2011.

Andrew will be taking over from Richard Green who held the role for 10 years.

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