Career Moves this week: 20 July 2016

CA Today
By Isabelle Bell, CA Today

20 July 2016

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

Ross Marshall CA appointed KPMG Director

Ross Marshall CA has been appointed Tax Director within KPMG’s enterprise team in Scotland. Ross was previously a Tax Director in the corporate tax team at BDO LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Ross worked at PwC within the private business team.

KPMG also announced the appointment of Craig Cavin as its new Scottish Head of Enterprise, joining from Alvarez & Marsal.

KPMG’s Head of Enterprise in Scotland and Senior Partner Phil Charles said: “We welcome Craig and Ross to the Enterprise team in Scotland. Their combined knowledge will provide invaluable insight and advice for clients and we’re confident we have the right people in place to continue driving our business forward.”

IVSC names Nick Talbot as CEO

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), which sets standards for valuation practice and the valuation profession, has appointed Nick Talbot as CEO.

Nick was previously interim CEO of the IVSC and prior to this was a Director at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor. He has also held senior management roles at EY and KPMG.

Past ICAS President and Chairman of the IVSC Sir David Tweedie CA said: “We are delighted with Nick’s appointment. During his time as our interim CEO, he achieved notable success in creating and gaining approval of the IVSC’s new strategy.”

Co-op Bank appoints John Worth as CFO

The Co-operative Bank has hired John Worth as its new CFO, succeeding John Baines.

John, who will join the business on 1 September, is a former executive at Barclays and EY and was most recently the interim Finance Director of insurer Hiscox.

The appointment follows the appointment earlier this year of former RBS Director Liam Coleman as Deputy CEO. He is expected to take over from current CEO Niall Booker at the end of this year.

Dennis Holt, Co-operative Bank Chairman, said: “Managing executive succession continues to be a key focus in 2016 and we are delighted that John Worth, who has a breadth of UK financial services experience, has agreed to join and help lead the bank through the next stage of our turnaround.”

Francis Martin becomes BCC President

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has appointed Francis Martin as its new President. Francis will succeed Nora Senior, who stands down after three years in post.

Francis is a Partner in BDO Northern Ireland and will be the BCC’s first President from Northern Ireland.

He said:  “I will, during my term as President, be proud to champion the British Chambers of Commerce as an influencer of Government as it shapes policy and legislation at this critical time for the economy of the UK.”

David Taylor joins Inverarity Morton

David Taylor has been appointed the new Finance Director of Inverarity Morton – Scotland’s largest independent wine and spirits merchant.

David, who is a chartered accountant and qualified 21 years ago, was previously Regional Finance Director of BMI Healthcare.

He has also been Finance Director with Landcatch Limited, a salmon breeding and production company, and previously spent two years in Uganda as an Audit Senior with PwC setting up a new office in Kampala.

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