Career Moves this week: 16 August 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

16 August 2017

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

Sumati Sharma CA appointed Vice President - Special Projects at Virgin Atlantic

Sumati Sharma CA has moved into the newly-created role of Vice President - Special Projects for Virgin Atlantic.

Previously, Sumati has been Vice President of both Strategy and Financial Planning & Business Partnering with the UK-based airline. Prior to joining Virgin Atlantic in 2014, she was General Manager of Finance for sister company Virgin Holidays.

Sumati qualified as a CA with EY in 2001 and was with the firm for nearly six years.

Douglas Benzie CA named new Finance Director of Pure

Douglas Benzie CA has joined Pure, a London-based fresh food chain, as Finance Director.

Formerly Group Financial Controller at Pret A Manger, Douglas has seven years' experience in the industry. He is also Finance Director of the England Touch Association and previously held the role of President of the Edinburgh University Entrepreneurial Society for three years.

Douglas qualified as a CA in 2008 with EY.

Tom Warwick CA joins The Football Association as Senior Business Partner

Tom Warwick CA has been appointed a Senior Business Partner (Business Management) at The Football Association.

He has previously occupied several notable roles in the sports industry, including Program & Planning Manager for Rio 2016, Finance Business Partner at London 2012  and, most recently, Head of Finance & Commercial for the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Tom qualified as a CA with EY in 2009.

The Insolvency Service appoints new board members

Richard Oirschot, Mary Chapman and William Trower QC have been named as Non-Executive Directors on the Board of Insolvency Service.

Richard is a licenced insolvency practitioner and a member of the Institute for Turnaround. Mary has a wealth of experience in governance and formerly held the positions of Director at the Royal Mint and Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute. William sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division) and was a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee between 2000 and 2011.

Insolvency Service Chairman Steve Allinson said: "I am very pleased to welcome Richard, Mary and William to our Board. They each bring particular skills that will be very valuable to us as we work with our excellent senior executive team of the Insolvency Service to develop the strategy for the agency over the coming years."

PwC hires Director for new legal practice

Claire Hirst has joined PwC as a Director in the firm's Managed Legal Services function.

She joins from Axiom, where she helped to build their Belfast Centre of Excellence as Senior Manager for Managed Services. She has also worked with the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) and the Bank of Ireland.

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