Career Moves this week: 15 August 2018
Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.
Jenny Stables CA joins board of Aberdeen charity as Treasurer
Jenny Stables CA has been appointed Treasurer of Aberdeen-based charity DRiNKLiNK, which provides support and services for people affected by alcohol misuse.
Jenny previously worked with Apache Corporation and Grampian Country Food Group Ltd. She qualified as a CA in 2000 with KPMG.
She commented: "As a board member, transparency and absolute security in our finances is naturally incredibly important to me. It means a lot to our investors and our suppliers to have a modern, robust financial infrastructure and I am excited to come up with solutions that prepare the charity to scale up as we go from strength to strength."
Jenny is joined in her appointment to the board by Graeme Wood, who has been named Secretary.
The SFGB names Non-Executive Directors
Mike Dailly and Ann Harris OBE CPFA will join the Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) as Non-Executive Directors, it has been announced. The new body will replace the functions of the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise from 1 October 2018.
Mike is a solicitor Advocate and the Director of the Govan Law Centre in Glasgow. He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Money Advice Service since 2015.
Ann is Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Pensions Advisory Service. She has over 40 years' experience in civil service and was awarded an OBE in 2009 for her work with the Department for Work and Pensions.
SFGB Chair Sir Hector Sants said: "The organisation intends to ensure it builds on the successes to date, and absorbs the lessons of the past. To best achieve this, a degree of continuity is vital and I am delighted that Mike Dailly and Ann Harris have agreed to join the Board and look forward to working with them."
Information Commissioner’s Office appoints Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation
Simon McDougall has been named by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as the new Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation.
He joins from Promontory, where he is currently Managing Director. The risk management and compliance consultancy firm was acquired by IBM in 2016. Simon also sits on the Board of Directors and the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, said: "As a globally respected figure in the world of privacy and innovation, Simon is a great fit for this new role, which will strengthen our expertise and responsiveness to new challenges and opportunities."
Old Mutual Wealth platform announces board appointment
John Gill has joined the board of Quilter Plc’s UK platform business, Old Mutual Wealth, as a Non-Executive Director.
He was previously UK & Europe Chief Risk Officer for Standard Life, leaving the role in 2017 after 31 years with the company. He was also formally a Non-Executive Director with Scottish Financial Enterprise.
John commented: "Quilter has one of the leading advised platform businesses in the UK and I look forward to helping build upon this success and helping to ensure customers continue to be served in the best possible way."
Aberdeen Standard appoints lead in Hong Kong
David Lam has been named Head of Hong Kong for Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI).
He has over 30 years' experience in the wealth and asset management sector, most recently in the role of Chairman of the Advisory Board at Carret Private Investments.
Ian Macdonald, Deputy Head of Asia Pacific for AS, said: "I am confident that under David’s leadership, we have the right team and capability in place to accelerate our growth in this important market."
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