Career Moves this week: 20 December 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

20 December 2017

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

Bruce Cartwright CA appointed new Chief Executive of ICAS

Bruce Cartwright CA, the former PwC Partner and Head of Corporate Restructuring, Scotland, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of ICAS.

Bruce qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Following an initial period in the Assurance practice he spent the vast majority of his professional career in PwC’s restructuring team.

ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter CA, said: “Bruce’s appointment is a strong signal of the continuing ambition of ICAS to build on our established reputation both globally and in our historic heartlands in Scotland.”

He is an experienced ICAS committee member, having chaired the Insolvency Committee, Technical Committee and played a leading role in key ICAS initiatives in recent years.

Bruce was a member of the ICAS Council from 2008 to 2014.

Commenting on his new position, Bruce said: “As a CA, ICAS is close to my heart. I intend to focus upon our partnerships within the global accountancy profession; grow the membership; and build on the strength of our communities wherever our members are in the world.”

Bruce will assume the role of Chief Executive as of 23 March 2018 and succeeds Anton Colella who is leaving after almost 11 years at the helm of ICAS.

Fairway Group appoints Alison Creed CA as Director

Alison Creed CA has been announced as Director of Fairway Group to help bolster the firm’s pension trustee and employee benefits division of the business.

Alison joins Fairway after 19 years at RBC where she held the roles of Managing Director and Joint head of RBC Corporate Employee and Executive Services.

Peter Culnane, Director and Head of Pensions said: “Alison is an important addition to the business as her background in international employee benefits, pension trusteeships and administration are the ideal foundations to her new position, which will see her taking responsibility for both the continued growth in the local pensions market as well as Fairway Group’s international pension and savings growth ambitions."

Alison qualified as a CA in 1993.

Mike Balfour CA appointed Non-Executive Director of Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust

Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust has announced that Mike Balfour CA will take on the role of Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Mike has previously held the roles of Chief Executive at Thomas Miller Investment, Chief Executive at Glasgow Investment Managers and Chief Investment Officer at Edinburgh Fund Managers.

Alongside his new role, set to take effect from 2 January 2018, Mike is currently Non-Executive Director of Standard Life Investment Property Income Trust plc and Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc.

Richard Laing, Chairman of Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc said: “I am delighted that Mike has agreed to join the Board. His deep expertise and experience as an investment management professional and as a director of investment trusts will be invaluable to the Company.”

Mike qualified as a CA in 1985.

Weatherbys Bank finds new Chairman

David Bellamy has been named as Chairman of Weatherbys Bank.

David takes on the role as he prepares to step down from his current position of 11 years as Chief Executive of St. James’s Place.

Roger Weatherby, Chief Executive, Weatherbys Bank said: “I am delighted to welcome David as our new Chairman. His experience in the financial services sector, his leadership skills, and his passion for innovation, growth, and trusted advice will make him an invaluable addition to Weatherbys Bank."

Burford appoints new CFO

Elizabeth O’Connell has been appointed CFO of Burford, leading its finance and investor relations functions. Prior to Burford, Elizabeth founded Glenavy Capital where she was Managing Director and CFO.

Elizabeth is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA in business from The University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business.

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