Career Moves this week: 13 September 2017
Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.
Aidan O’Carroll CA returns to Scotland as EY Tax Partner
Aidan O’Carroll CA has returned to Scotland to invest more than a decade of experience working with EY’s global clients into the growth of the firm’s Scottish practice as Tax Partner, Scotland.
Aidan said: “Scotland has a long history of producing high-performing international businesses.
“The insight I have gained from global business markets coupled with my understanding of the Scottish market makes me ideally placed to assist global companies based here.
“I am also looking forward to working with Scotland’s many local businesses to address the challenges of growing their operations successfully in what is an increasingly complex and fast changing environment.”
Laura Mair, EY’s Head of Tax, Scotland said: “Aidan is a world leading tax professional with invaluable experience of the diverse, international business landscape.
“I am delighted he has returned to Scotland to help build on an already market leading tax practice.
“EY’s tax team is going from strength to strength in Scotland and the addition of Aidan is a huge boost for our growth ambitions
Daniel Morrison CA becomes Global Financial Process owner at Schlumerger
Oilfield services company Schlumberger has announced Daniel Morrison CA as Global Financial Process Owner – Operations Integrity.
Daniel joined the company in 2011 and has held roles such as North American Land Controller, Geomarket Tax Manager, and Country Financial Controller – Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
In his new role, Daniel will be responsible for driving standardisation of global financial processes while ensuring the financial integrity of results reported by operational locations and transactional Hubs.
PCAW announces new Chairman
Public Concern at Work (PCaW) has announced Peter Boyle, OBE, as its new Chairman.
Peter is currently President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in the UK and Ireland and was the first Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council and Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Services Authority.
He was also the Chief Internal Auditor Officer at Aviva plc.
Peter said: “I am delighted to be joining PCaW as Chair at what is an exciting time for the charity as it approaches its 25th anniversary next year. I believe strongly in whistleblowing and the work of PCaW and believe there should be more of both”.
Direct Line appoints new CFO
Penny James has been announced as the new CFO of Direct Line Insurance Group.
Penny will succeed current CFO John Reizenstein when he steps down from the role on 1 March 2018.
She is currently Group Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director at Prudential.
Penny has also stepped down as a Non-Executive Director of Admiral Group.
Admiral Group Chairman, Annette Court said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Penny for the valuable contribution she has made since she joined the Admiral Board in January 2015 and wish her well."
New CFO of Mothercare announced
Glyn Hughes has been appointed as CFO Designate at Mothercare.
Glyn, who is currently the company's Interim Finance Director, will take on the role from Richard Smothers, the current CFO, when he steps down on 1 December 2017.
Glyn has recently returned from 10 years in Asia where he held both CEO and CFO responsibilities in the Dairy Farm Group. Prior to that, he was with Kingfisher, Tesco and KPMG.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Newton-Jones, CEO, said "I am delighted that Glyn is joining Mothercare as our Chief Financial Officer. Glyn's extensive international retail knowledge and finance experience will be a huge support to the team and me as our business goes through the next phase of its transition."
Glyn said: "I'm delighted to be part of the Mothercare team and look forward to working with our colleagues across the business to further enhance our drive to deliver sustained business growth."
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