Career Moves this week: 19 July 2017

CA Today Melbourne
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

19 July 2017

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

Jim Pettigrew CA to retire from Edinburgh Investment Trust

Jim Pettigrew CA, Chairman of CYBG and former ICAS President, will retire as Chairman of the Edinburgh Investment Trust at the end of this year.

Jim has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career and current appointments of note include Chairman of RBC Europe Limited, Chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Advisory Board. He qualified as a CA in 1984 and served as ICAS President for the 2015/16 term.

He was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management and AON UK.

Caroline Whyteside CA joins CMI as COO

Caroline Whyteside CA has been made Chief Operating Officer of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), a registered Scottish charity incorporating Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse in Edinburgh, and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen.

She moves from Jobs & Business Glasgow where she held the roles of Depute Chief Executive and Director of Finance. Caroline has also previously been a Trustee of the University of Strathclyde and Business Development Director of i.s.4 Housing & Regeneration.

She qualified as a CA in 2008 and has served as a member of the ICAS Charities Committee and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Areas Committee.

Mike Timmins CA among new Partners at EY

Mike Timmins CA has been promoted to Partner in EY's Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) in Scotland. He is joined by Cara Heaney, new Partner in People Advisory Services.

Mike has been with the firm for over 15 years and has held several senior roles, most recently including the position of Executive Director. He qualified as a CA with EY in 2002.

Mark Harvey, EY’s Senior Partner in Scotland, commented: "Welcoming these new equity Partners to Scotland is testament to the continued investment we are making in our employees to provide our clients with the very best talent.

"As new Partners, Cara and Mike are the future leaders of EY in Scotland – they have the passion and skills to out-innovate and outperform, with an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional client service."

Chiene +Tait announce Director promotion

Third sector specialist Euan Morrison has been named Director at Chiene + Tait.

Euan joined the firm in 2002 and has also been Head of the C+T Charity and Education Sector Group since 2015. He is an ACCA member and Fellow.

Senior Partner Jeremy Chittleburgh said: “Euan’s promotion to Director is thoroughly deserved. His commitment to the firm and level of support he provides his clients and colleagues is second to none. I can think of no one better to be an ambassador for the firm in the audit community.”

FRC names new Deputy Chair of the FRRP

Andrew Vials has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

A former Partner of KPMG, Andrew spent 28 years at the Big Four firm before moving to Grant Thornton where he held the position of Head of National Assurance Services.

The FRRP is made up of representatives from the professional and commercial sectors to consider issues raised by FRC reviews of company reports and accounts.

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