Career Moves this week: 2 November 2016

By Ellen Arnison, CA Today

2 November 2016

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

Three CAs named as directors by KPMG

Corporate tax specialists David Linsday CA and John Monds CA were named as directors by KPMG in the North West.

Meanwhile, KPMG's Liverpool office has promoted Jennifer Lee CA to tax director within the corporate team.

Alongside the three CAs, the following were also promoted: Gohar Khan, Richard Hassan, Urrffa Rafiq, Jenny Quinn, Paul Birrell, Zoe Davidson, Roger Nixon, Julie Radcliffe and Alex Hartley.

Jon Holt, office senior partner at KPMG in Manchester, said: "Advisers will have a pivotal role to play in supporting industry and government as the North West, and the rest of the country, prepares for what will be a significant period of change in the coming years.

"We are committed to constantly developing and building our team in the region to ensure that our clients have access to the insight and rigorous analysis to help them plan for the future and seek out opportunities that the 'new normal' may present."

Paul Mason joins Chiene + Tait as partner

The former head of Lomond Advisory, Paul Mason, has become a partner within CA firm Chiene + Tait’s new corporate finance division.

The firm has made the move to meet the growing demand for experienced, senior-level support.

Before setting up Lomond Advisory, Paul worked in a number of prominent investment banking roles at Deutsche Bank in London followed by spells at Quayle Munro and Brewin Dolphin Scotland.

He said: “Ultimately the opportunity to become part of a larger, and fast-growing firm was impossible to refuse. I look forward to establishing and growing a strong corporate finance team within Chiene + Tait, enhancing the dedicated service the firm provides to existing clients.”

Chiene + Tait’s Managing Partner, Carol Flockhart, said: “We are responding to feedback from existing clients and their increasing requirement for quality corporate finance advice.

“We’ve provided a great deal of value through our strategic advice over the years, and have delivered more value in exits and MBOs for our clients. We have a great track record on which we can build, and our growth in the area and Paul’s leadership of the team will really boost the service we can offer: precise, insightful and cost-efficient.”

Derek Hanlan and Jennifer Hutchison join Martin Aitken & Co

Martin Aitken & Co has appointed tax professionals, Derek Hanlan, Associate Director, and Jennifer Hutchison, Personal Tax Adviser to their tax team.

Derek joins the firm from Craig Corporate, and brings a wealth of tax experience and further strengthens the firm’s growing corporate advisory capabilities.

Adrienne Airlie CA, Chief Executive, Martin Aitken & Co said: “Derek’s appointment complements the previously announced recruitment of Euan Ferries CA this year to lead our Corporate Advisory team.

“Allied to his tax specialisms, Derek has for many years been advising family businesses, start-ups and early growth stage businesses, so this appointment is a good fit for us and adds further depth to our offering in this area.”

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer spent three years working for HMRC.

Tricia Halliday, Tax Director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Derek and Jennifer to our tax team. Derek has a strong track record of advising on business succession, EIS, SEIS and developing tax planning strategies that facilitate growth. Jennifer’s background and experience at the Revenue will be a strong asset to our tax and financial services clients and the business as we continue to push forward with our own growth strategy.”

Janet Eilbeck and Greg Parston appointed to National Audit Office board

Janet Eilbeck and Greg Parston’s non-executive appointments have been  formally agreed by the Public Accounts Commission and they will start at the public watchdog immediately.

Until 2011 Janet was an assurance partner at PwC, specialising in government and the public sector. She has also served as chair of the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board, and is the independent financial expert for the Department of Education.

Greg has wide experience in governance, strategy and change management and also has extensive experience in public service delivery and policy. He advises leaders in government, civil service and charitable organisations how to improve social and economic outcomes.

Mark Lewis announced as’s new chief executive

Mark will move from John Lewis to the price comparison website before May 2017.

In August, Moneysupermarket’s current chief executive Peter Plumb announced he would leave the company.

Moneysupermarket chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown said: “The board conducted a wide-ranging and thorough search for the role.

"Mark has a successful track record of leading fast-growing digital businesses with strong customer satisfaction, trust and values. His experience and values are aligned with Moneysupermarket's goal of helping our customers save money on their household bills."

Mark added: "I am delighted to be joining Moneysupermarket and look forward to building on the success of the business. In particular, I look forward to delivering on the clear mission to help a growing number of people save more money on their bills every year."

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