Career Moves this week: 16 May 2018

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

16 May 2018

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

James Taylor CA joins Yoyo

Combined payments and loyalty marketing platform Yoyo has announced James Taylor CA as its new VP finance.

James joins Yoyo from Mastercard, where he held the position of Finance Director following the company's ¬£700m acquisition of Vocalink-owned Zapp, the scheme operator of digital payment app solution Pay by Bank.

Michael Rolph, co-founder and CEO of Yoyo, said: “This is the perfect moment for someone of James’ experience to join Yoyo.

"We had a brilliant 2017 and 2018 is already set to far exceed last year’s growth."

James added: "I’m delighted to be joining the talented team at Yoyo at this exciting stage in the development of the business."

Alan Docherty CA named Commonwealth Bank acting CFO

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has announced the appointment of Alan Docherty CA as Acting Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of Rob Jesudason.

Alan has been the CFO Institutional Banking and Markets since joining the bank in 2003.

CBA Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn said: “I am very pleased to have someone of Alan’s calibre and experience step in to act as our Chief Financial Officer while we complete an internal and external search for the role.

"We are making good progress with the renewal of the bank’s executive team and I expect to provide an update on appointments to my leadership team in the coming weeks.”

New CEO for Beaufort Investment 

Derrick Dunne has been appointed Chief Executive of Beaufort Investment (subject to FCA approval).

Derek joins Beaufort from Sanlam FOUR, which he founded and held the role of CEO.

Simon Goldthorpe, Executive Chairman of the Beaufort Group said “We are delighted to appoint someone of Derrick’s calibre and experience.

Derrick said “The Beaufort Group is a great company with a culture that puts the client first.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues and to developing our funds and investment services to the benefit of our partner advisers and their clients."

Capgemini announces new Group CFO

Carole Ferrand intends to join Capgemini as Group Chief Financial Officer once she has relinquished her duties as a Capgemini Board Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee, which she held since May 2016.

Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group, said: “I look forward to Carole’s arrival as Group Chief Financial Officer.

"She has accumulated a wide and varied experience in both operational and strategic financial matters."

GSK CFO to step down

Simon Dingemans, Chief Financial Officer of GSK has announced he plans to retire from the company in May 2019.

Simon joined GSK in 2011 and as a member of the Board and Corporate Executive Team (CET) has been closely involved in developing and delivering the strategy of the Company and driving its operational performance.

Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK, said: “Since joining GSK, Simon has played a very significant role in shaping the Company.

"He has taken a consistent and sustained approach to support investment and improve operational efficiencies in all 3 of our global businesses.

Simon added: “It has been a privilege to be part of GSK and to have had the opportunity as CFO to lead many key initiatives to drive the Company forward and make it fitter for the future."

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