Career Moves this week: 23 August 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

23 August 2017

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

John McLeod CA has been appointed Group Finance Director of Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd

John McLeod CA has taken the position of Group Finance Director at road haulage group Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd.

Formerly a Partner at Mazars, he has over 25 years' experience in audit and accounting, having worked with RSM Tenon, Deloitte and LWC Accountants over the course of his career. John qualified as a CA with Touche Ross in 1991.

He is also currently a Financial Advisor to Corstorphine Youth and Community Centre.

Liz Stewart CA has joined Odgers Berndtson as Partner

Liz Stewart CA has moved to Odgers Berndtson as Partner and Head of Executive Assessment & Development for the firm.

She has held a number of senior level appointments, most recently as Partner at Heidrick & Struggles. Other previous roles include Managing Principal for Korn/Ferry International, Chief Operating Officer EMEA at Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, Associate Director for KPMG and Senior Consultant at PwC Consulting.

Liz qualified as a CA in 1984.

Standard Life Aberdeen announces Board

Following the completed merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management earlier this month, Standard Life Aberdeen has revealed its new Board.

Gerry Grimstone will remain Chair of the group, joined by Executive Directors Martin Gilbert CA, Keith Skeoch and Rod Paris.

Julie Chakraverty, John Devine, Gerhard Fusenig, Melanie Gee, Richard Mully, Kevin Parry, Lynne Peacock, Martin Pike, Jutta af Rosenborg, Akira Suzuki and Simon Troughton join as Non-Executive Directors.

One4all Group names new Managing Director

Alan Smith, Former Head of Payments & Banking for the Post Office, has been appointed as Managing Director of One4all Gift Cards.

He has more than two decades' experience in the payments sector, including with DataCash, VocaLink and Accertify, an American Express Company. Alan is also an Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association.

He said: "I’m delighted to be joining the One4all team. Having been responsible for prepaid and gift cards during my time at the Post Office, I am already extremely familiar with One4all Gift Cards - and the product’s strengths and future potential."

SAICA chartered accountant named Non-Executive Director at Investec

Philip Hourquebie has taken over as Non-Executive Director of the Investec Group Boards. He has also been appointed to the audit committees, the board risk and capital committee and the remuneration committee.

A former Managing Partner and CEO of EY, Philip retired from the Big Four firm in 2014. He qualified as a chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 1980.

He is currently also an independent Non-Executive Director of the Investec Property Fund.


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