Career Moves this week: 19 April 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

19 April 2017

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

ICAS names new Council and Board members for 2017

Dame Lin Homer CB will be joining incumbent Public Interest Members Robert Black, Rhona Brankin and Colin McClatchie for a four-year appointment on the ICAS Council from 28 April 2017.

Dame Lin is a qualified lawyer with many years’ experience as a Chief Executive in local and central government, the Home Office and the Department for Transport. She was Chief Executive of HMRC for four years from 2012.

Lord Jim Wallace also joined the Regulation Board as a Public Interest Member in March, with a view to becoming Chair of the Regulation Board from December 2017.

Lord Wallace has held some of the highest political offices in the country: Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Advocate General for Scotland, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC was appointed Chair of the ICAS Discipline Board in March. As one of Scotland’s most senior lawyers, Dame Elish held the role of Lord Advocate of Scotland for five years and headed the most wide-ranging programme of modernisation in the Scottish prosecution department's history.

Gavin Urwin CA appointed Finance Director of M&Co

Gavin Urwin CA has joined fashion retailer M&Co in the position of Finance Director.

Gavin was previously Director of Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting for William Grant & Sons. Prior to that appointment he spent more than 10 years with Aggreko, where he held several senior financial and international roles including Group Financial Controller. Gavin qualified as a CA in 2001 with KPMG.

M&Co is one of the UK's largest privately-owned retailers and has in excess of 250 stores nationwide.

Donald Borland CA to become CFO at Havelock Europa

Donald Borland CA has been announced as the new CFO for Havelock Europa, taking over from Ciaran Kennedy at the end of April.

Donald formally held the position of Group Finance Director at Miller Group, having been with the company for 18 years. He qualified as a CA in 1990 with KPMG and spent 11 years at the Big Four firm.

David Ritchie, Chief Executive of Havelock Europa, said: “While I am sorry to see Ciaran leave the business, I am very pleased that we have been able to recruit such a highly qualified replacement in Donald.

"Donald’s significant financial expertise and experience of executive roles will be of huge value to the team here and I am looking forward immensely to working with him.”

Sir Peter Westmacott joins EY as Independent Non-Executive

EY have appointed Sir Peter Westmacott to sit on the firm's UK Independent Non-Executive Oversight Committee.

As one of the UK's most respected international diplomats, Sir Peter has served as British Ambassador to Turkey, France and the United States.

Steve Varley, EY’s UK Chairman, commented: “Sir Peter brings a global perspective with a detailed appreciation of geopolitical and economic developments which will help guide EY through the uncertainty the UK could face over the coming years.

"[His] experience makes him ideal for this role and he will challenge us appropriately to ensure our overall governance is of the highest standard. Sir Peter will contribute to the way we run our business and help strengthen stakeholder dialogue and confidence."

FlyBe CFO to step down in October

FlyBe Group has announced the impending exit of Chief Financial Officer Philip de Klerk.

Philip started his career with Lever Faberge in 1994. He moved to Unilever in 1996 and was appointed CFO for the Benelux region before leaving in 2008. He then held senior financial positions at Ineos and SABMiller prior to joining FlyBe in 2014.

He is expected to remain with the airline until 1 October 2017 and is due to take up the position of CFO with performance materials manufacturer, Low & Bonar, before the end of the year.

FlyBe said the process to appoint his successor has started.

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