Career Moves this week: 22 February 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

22 February 2017

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

Jason Morris CA joins PwC leadership team

PwC has announced a new structure for its deals line of service in Scotland, with Jason Morris CA taking on the role of Scottish Deals Leader.

Jason has 20 years’ experience of working on international transactions with private equity and infrastructure investors as well as corporate clients at PwC. He was made Partner in 2008 and has M&A expertise in energy and infrastructure, renewables, construction, housebuilding, technology and private equity.

Lindsay Gardiner CA, Regional Chair for PwC in Scotland, said: “Our deals team have been advising and helping clients in Scotland for many decades and I look forward to seeing how they take that to the next level over the coming years.

“Deals is an incredibly important sector for PwC across Scotland and, as we noted last year, the Brexit pause has started to lift so we wanted to make sure we were well-placed to support our clients' opportunities in all aspects of Deal activity. This is a great move, not just for PwC, but also our clients.”

Director Mark Addley and Corporate Finance Partner Jon Shelley are also joining the leadership team.

Scott-Moncrieff names new Partner for business technology

Fraser Nicol has been appointed Partner at Scott-Moncrieff as part of an expansion of the firm's business technology consulting (BTC) practice.

He will take up the post at the Glasgow office and will be tasked with introducing new client services in the areas of data analytics, cyber-crime and risk, programme assurance and digital transformation.

Fraser was previously an Executive Director of EY and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Model Westminster. He has also worked with PwC, techUK and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Managing Partner of Scott-Moncrieff, Stewart MacDonald, commented: “Fraser’s appointment will invigorate our already busy business technology team, and allow us to expand this service in line with growing client demand and rapidly developing technology."

RSM hires new Forensic Director

RSM's UK practice has welcomed Ann Pomfret to the role of Forensic Director.

Ann joins the firm from BDO where she was a Director on the forensic team, acting on commercial disputes, shareholder and transactional cases. She is a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

She previously worked with the Serious Fraud Office in New Zealand.

Rob Parry, the Head of RSM’s forensic practice in the North, said: "It’s great to welcome Ann to the team. She’s a prominent forensic specialist in the market. Her appointment further strengthens our UK offering and reinforces our ongoing investment and growth plans for the wider forensic practice."

Moore Stephens appoints Partner in private client services

Mark McMullen joins Moore Stephens from Smith & Williamson to fill the position of Partner on the private client services team.

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the area and specialises in non-domiciled individuals, taxation, property, partnerships and trusts. He is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Speaking on the appointment, he said: “Moore Stephens has a well-renowned reputation in providing comprehensive services to both their business and private clients and I am really looking forward to joining the team.

“The firm combines traditional values and very high service, with an innovative outlook, which makes joining a very exciting prospect."

Pensions specialist made Partner at Slaughter & May

Dan Schaffer has been elected as a Partner in Slaughter & May’s pensions and employment group.

He is widely recognised as one of the City's foremost pensions specialists and has previously advised Coats on its settlement of Pensions Regulator investigations, E.ON on its spin-off of Uniper Group and the Railways Pension Trustee Company on the management of its £25bn scheme.

Dan joins Slaughter & May from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is Head of Pensions and has been a Partner for the last seven years.

Senior Partner Steve Cooke said: “We are delighted to welcome Dan to the firm. He has an exceptional market reputation and experience in relation to both advisory and transactional work.

"This, combined with our established leading position in the pensions field, will enhance our service to our existing corporate and trustee clients and further grow our standing and reputation.”

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