Career Moves this week: 19 October 2016

By Ellen Arnison, CA Today

19 October 2016

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

New role for Professor Elizabeth Gammie CA 

Professor Elizabeth Gammie CA has become the Head of Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University.

Professor Gammie, a previous Council member of ICAS and a Trustee of the ICAS Foundation, has spent several years as Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the university.

She has teaching interests at a variety of accounting and research-related modules. Her research topics include gender issues in professional accounting service firms, accounting education at university and professional level and audit quality.  

Long-established chartered accountancy firms merge

NC Campbell & Co Chartered Accountants and Greaves West & Ayre Chartered Accountants have joined forces.

After extensive and positive discussions, the partners of the firms, based in Haddington and Berwick-upon-Tweed, Announced that their practices have merged.

The combined firm has 11 partners and 104 staff and the usual contacts for both firms remain the same.

N C Campbell & Co partner Ewan Millar CA said: “In Greaves West & Ayre we have found a like-minded organisation that shares the same traditional values of quality client care to businesses of all sizes across all sectors.

“We can more effectively safeguard the future of our employees in Haddington and the relationships with our clients in the long term. Being part of a larger organisation, we will have increased capacity to help our clients with any issues they may have.

Greaves West & Ayre, managing Partner Colin Frame CA said: “This merger further establishes Greaves West & Ayre as a leading independent chartered accountancy practice in the region. By merging our practices the combined firm will be able to offer fully manned offices in both Berwick and Haddington.

“We have always felt it important that any office had dedicated partners permanently present in each location who are able to deliver the “quality advice – quality service” ethos that we believe in

“In Ewan Millar and Douglas Gould CA we have found chartered accountants who want to do their best for their clients by offering that quality advice and service that has been the successful formula for our continued growth.

Stephen Mortimer becomes Director of Enterprise at KPMG

Stephen joins KPMG Enterprise from Grant Thornton where he has spent the last five years building their financial management and consulting practices.

Stephen will build on KPMG’s existing presence in the financial management and consulting space and will use his experience in both practice and industry to work with privately owned and Private Equity backed businesses.

Sir John Kingman moves from the Treasury to Legal & General Group Chairman

Sir John, the former Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, will replace John Stewart, who announced his retirement in November, and Rudy Markham, who has served as interim chairman from June.

Sir John’s Treasury responsibilities included serving as Managing Director of the Finance and Industry Directorate, and Managing Director of the Public Services and Growth Directorate.

He was also CEO of UK Financial Investments, with responsibility for managing the Government's shareholdings in Lloyds Bank Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, and Northern Rock Plc.

Dermot Callinan joins Saffery Champness

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has recruited Dermot Callinan as a partner in its Harrogate office.

He joins from KPMG, where he recently served as head of the UK private client advisory team.

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