Career Moves this week: 21 September 2016

CA Today
By Ellen Arnison, CA Today

21 September 2016

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

Peter Wood CA steps up to AllSaints’ COO role

Peter Wood CA becomes COO of clothing retailer AllSaints. He said: “I love our team spirit and I would say the positive passion and pace of our teams is fantastic and I feel very blessed to be part of it.”

Previously based in Edinburgh, Peter moved to London in 2010 to join Allsaints as CFO. “I was really excited about the international growth potential of AllSaints and I’ve been fortunate in my time here to be able to get involved in supporting the business across many fronts as well as the traditional CFO role, as our international business has increased from 25% to 50%. This breadth of experience within the brand is what has made it possible to become COO.”

RSM appoints Charline Zerbinati CA as Tax Director

Charline Zerbinati takes a new role in RSM corporate tax practice. She joins the firm from Worldmark, where she specialised in international tax for European, Asian and Americas operations.

In her new role, Charline will lead the growth of RSM’s international tax advisory business in the UK. She will also on tax issues in mergers and acquisitions.

Alan Aitchison, Office Managing Partner at RSM in Glasgow, said: “Calls for more transparency has led to the biggest shake-up of international tax and Charline’s extensive knowledge will help our clients navigate future changes and deliver expert advisory support to our growing portfolio of mid-market and large corporate clients across Scotland.”

Charline added: “With the growing corporate client base and extensive international network, RSM was a natural fit for me. I look forward to drawing on my industry and sector experience to support a variety of corporate clients to add real value in a changing market.”

Emma Walmsley to become Chief Executive of GlaxoSmithKline

Emma, who joined the GSK in 2010, will replace Andrew Witty when he retires next year. She becomes the first female Chief Executive of the drugs giant and one of only a very few women leading FTSE 100 companies.

GSK chairman Philip Hampton said there had been "a very thorough and rigorous global selection process"  and that Emma was "an outstanding leader".

She said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed GSK's next CEO.”

New faces at BDO

BDO has expanded its tax team with three new partner appointments.

James Egert comes from EY and brings significant experience in dealing with entrepreneurial mid-market businesses, as well as FTSE companies.

Mark Ellis joins the Manchester office from Deloitte. He is a highly experienced VAT practitioner, with specialist expertise in consumer markets and the public sector.

Tax Partner Phil Hall joins BDO in East Anglia from Grant Thornton. He will provide corporate tax advice to mid-market and large business.

Andy Butterworth, Head of Tax at BDO, said: “The changing regulatory environment, and in particular, the restrictions on the provision of non-audit services by auditors, has created huge opportunities for the tax team among our mid-market and large corporate client base up and down the country.

“Having talented and passionate people like James, Mark and Phil will ensure we continue to remain an adviser of choice for our clients.”

Mazars announces six new partners

Phil Verity, Mazars’ UK Senior Partner said “Having a diverse and dynamic team of partners is essential to the ongoing success of our business. The quality of our people is what sets Mazars apart and I am delighted to welcome this group of talented and dedicated individuals to the partnership.”

Amanda Barker is an audit-based partner in London. Since 2013 she has been specialising in insurance and leading the provision of services in Mazars’ insurance intermediary practice.

Stephen Brown is a corporate tax partner in London. He has been leading the insurance tax offering for the past year and works with a variety of clients from privately owned businesses to large listed groups.

Louis Monville is an audit partner based in Birmingham. He has been specialising in the development and delivery of external audit services to multinational and listed businesses as well as significant inbound referrals

Francois transfers to London from Mazars Asia Pacific to become Hub Partner for the French mid-market helping French companies expand into the UK.

Vesko Petkov is a corporate tax partner based in Birmingham. He currently leads the firm’s Corporate and International Tax offering across the Midlands.

James Smalley is a partner in the Outsourcing team, based in Sutton. He specialises in finding and developing technology-enabled solutions, to deliver efficient and high-quality services to our clients.

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