Career Moves this week: 10 May 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

10 May 2017

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

Martin Gilbert CA appointed Non-Executive Director at Glencore

Glencore plc has announced the appointed of Martin Gilbert CA as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

A graduate in law and accountancy Martin qualified as a CA in 1981, going on to co-found Aberdeen Asset Management.

He is Chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority's Practitioner Panel and sits on the Scottish Government’s Financial Services Advisory Board.

He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Advisory Board of British American Business.

Tony Hayward, Chairman, said: "On behalf of the Board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Gilbert.

“Martin is one of the leading entrepreneurs of asset management and also has a long track record as a FTSE Non-Executive Director.

“We are delighted that Martin has agreed to join us and look forward to benefiting from his experience and insights."

Andrew Brown CA becomes CFO of Uuni

Andrew Brown CA has been appointed CFO of portable wood-fired oven producers Uuni

Uuni was launched in 2013 as the first ever portable and affordable wood-fired oven.

Uuni was launched after the inventor of the oven raised funds from a successful Kickstarter campaign and is the first ever portable and affordable wood-fired oven.

Now sold in over 60 countries, Uuni is one of the UK's fastest growing companies with revenue growth of 235% and 340% in the past two years.

Prior to his new role, Andrew spent 10 years with KPMG in Financial Sector Audit in Glasgow.

Andrew is also a member of the ICAS Ethics Board.

Johnston Carmichael bolsters restructuring team

Graeme Bain has joined Johnston Carmichael as Director of the restructuring team in Glasgow.

Graeme, a finalist for Insolvency Manager of the Year in the 2013 Insolvency and Rescue Awards, spent 16 years as Senior Manager in PwC’s business recovery services team prior to his appointment.

Graeme said: “Restructuring is one of Johnston Carmichael’s strategic growth areas and it’s rewarding to become part of its respected team.”

Donald McNaught CA, partner at Johnston Carmichael, and chair of the ICAS Insolvency Committee said: “Graeme is a highly experienced insolvency practitioner with fantastic people management skills and existing client relationships; he will be a great asset to Johnston Carmichael and we are delighted to have secured his services.”

nChain appoints Bitcoin Foundation Director as VP of Corporate Strategy

The blockchain research and development company nChain has announced Jon Matonis as its new Vice President of Corporate Strategy.

Jon is a founding director for the Bitcoin Foundation which served as the industry’s first non-profit trade association originally chartered to provide financial compensation for voluntary protocol code developers and to promote the vision of Bitcoin worldwide.

Arthur Davis, Director of nChain Holdings Limited, said: “We are excited to have Jon’s deep industry experience on our team, and look forward to working with him to achieve our vision for the Bitcoin blockchain.”

RSM appoints new partner

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Donald Fleming as a restructuring advisory partner based in its London office.

Donald specialises in covenant assessment and pensions advisory services and is at the forefront of developments in this sector.

Donald joins RSM from Gazelle Corporate Finance where he held the position of Managing Director.

Guy Mander, head of RSM’s Covenant Assessment Services team, said: “Donald's appointment further develops our strengths in covenant assessment services, an area where our pension scheme and corporate clients look for dedicated skills and experience as they each manage their long term pension risks.

“Donald is well respected in this specialist field and will play a key role in assisting our clients and achieving our growth plans.”

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