Career Moves this week: 14 December 2016

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By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

14 December 2016

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

Stuart Kerr CA appointed CFO of the newly formed Incremental Group

Stuart Kerr CA has been appointed CFO of Incremental Group. The Incremental group, of which Stuart is also co-founder, is a new Scottish digital technology services business that launched with the acquisition of First eBusiness Solutions, an award-winning Microsoft Dynamics ERP and cloud infrastructure specialist.

After qualifying as a CA, Stuart spent 15 years at PwC, which included a secondment in New York City and 12 years within the deals team. On leaving PwC, Stuart joined Amor Group to head up its finance function during a period in which it doubled its revenues to c.£60m over four years.

After the sale of Armor to Lockheed Martin in 2013, Stuart remained as Finance Director for the IS&GS division of Lockheed Martin in the UK for a period of 18 months.

Thomson Cooper names CA as new partner

Mark Gibson CA has been named as a new partner at Thomson Cooper as part of the firm’s growth strategy.

Mark qualified as a chartered accountant in 2008, joined the firm in 2009 and was made an associate in 2015.

Mark has been involved in the farming community for many years and specialises in agricultural accounting. He advises clients on all aspects of taxation, from inheritance tax on succession to capital taxes on land disposals.

Managing Partner David Walker said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the partnership. He has extensive knowledge of the issues facing our farming clients, and I believe this experience means he is well placed to guide our clients through the challenges that the Brexit transition could bring. 

"Mark has built strong relationships with our clients and I believe he will continue to make a substantial contribution to the firm going forward.”

Blockchain adds former Barclays boss to its board

Antony Jenkins, former group chief executive of Barclays, has joined the board of the world’s largest Bitcoin wallet, Blockchain.

Peter Smith, CEO and co-founder, said: “Few people have seen the financial system from Antony’s vantage point. He was a senior leader in the banking industry –  spanning the turbulent 2000’s – including his time at the helm of Barclays Group. If anyone knows how the current system works, it is Antony. More importantly, it is his dedication to modernising that system that gets both of us incredibly excited.”

Antony launched his own FinTech start-up, 10X Future Technologies, in October this year.

The company aimed to deliver a cloud-based core banking system where banks would hold deposits and accounts.

Deloitte names new partner in Middle East team

Deloitte has appointed Wayne Thomas as managing partner for the firm's Middle East region.

Wayne will be replacing Humphry Hatton, who is moving to a lead position in Deloitte’s division in Turkey.

Wayne joined Deloitte Australia in 1994 and qualified as a chartered accountant with the ICAA, now CAANZ, in 1996.

With experience work within the firms offices in the UK and Russia, Wayne went on to join the Middle East division in 2014.

Humphry said that Wayne’s appointment will go towards “helping to cement our commitment to providing the very best advice to our clients in the region, which will support our ambition of continuing to be one of the fastest growing financial advisory businesses in the global Deloitte member firm network.”

Natixis appoints new senior manager

French investment bank Natixis has appointed Serge Ekue as its new senior country manager, UK and head of global markets, EMEA. Serge will be replacing Pierre-Henri Denain who will remain at Natixis as CEO, EMEA.

Sege has more than 20 years’ experience in trading and risk management, having overseen the organisations expansion of capital market activities in the Asia Pacific region.

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