Career Moves this week: 24 May 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

24 May 2017

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

Lorna Morton CA appointed Director at PraxisIFM

Guernsey-registered fund manager PraxisIMF has announced that Lorna Morton CA will be its new Director of Praxis Funds Services Limited.

After qualifying as a CA, Lorna went on to spend more than four years with Big Four Firm KPMG at its offices in Guernsey and Sydney. She then spent 10 years as a lead relationship manager for a large private equity client.

Julia Wilkes, Managing Director, Praxis Fund Services Limited, said: “With more than 14 years’ experience in Guernsey in management roles providing fund administration and related services to a variety of open and closed-ended structures covering a wide range of alternative asset classes, Lorna is a very welcome addition to the board.

“We are looking forward to working with her.”

Mark FitzPatrick CA to become Group CFO of Prudential

Mark FitzPatrick CA, Managing Partner Clients and Markets at Deloitte, will move to Prudential as Group CFO.

He will replace Nic Nicandrou who will take over as Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia.

Mark is a member of both ICAS and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mike Wells, Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to Prudential.  He brings both senior boardroom experience and a quarter of a century leading the most complex projects in global financial services.

“His auditor’s eye for detail combined with a matchless knowledge of the sector and Prudential will make him a huge asset to our executive team.”

Mark said: “Having worked with many leading financial businesses, for me Prudential has always stood out as having the best people and a strong long-term strategy. I am therefore pleased to have the opportunity to join the Group and look forward to starting my new role.”

Douglas Flint CBE CA receives board appointment

Douglas Flint CBE CA, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, has been appointed to the Board of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Douglas joined HSBC in 1995 as Group Finance Director before taking on his current role as Group Chairman in 2010.

Current AIA Group Chief Executive Mark Tucker will take over from Douglas when he leaves HSBC in October.

Lord Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union also received a seat on the board.

Lord Saatchi, Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies, said: “I am delighted that Douglas Flint and Jonathan Hill have agreed to join the Board of the CPS. Douglas’ international experience is highly respected by business leaders and politicians across the world.”

Douglas said: “I have long admired the work of the CPS and its important contribution to policy formulation.

“I am looking forward very much to joining the Board and contributing to its agenda.”

Deloitte appoints new head of Aberdeen office

Graham Hollis has been appointed senior partner at the firm’s Aberdeen office, succeeding longstanding practice lead, Derek Henderson.

Graham became a Partner with the Big Four Firm in 2008 having spent the previous 13 years with Deloitte’s oil and gas team in London.

Graham said: “Aberdeen has an important role to play for Deloitte and we are continuing to invest in our practice here – particularly as we combine our depth and breadth of capabilities with eight market leading member firms, including Norway, as our North West Europe firm takes shape.

Most recently, our commitment to the city has been encapsulated by our sponsorship of Granite and Oil & Gas UK’s breakfast events, an important forum for bringing the industry together.”

David Cook joins Nottingham Forest FC as COO

Following a recent takeover, Nottingham Forest football club has announced David Cook has been appointed as COO of the club.

David, an experienced sports marketing specialist, joins the club from Etihad Airways where he held the position of Senior Sponsorship Manager.

David has previously spent time as Business Development Manager at both Everton and Celtic football club.

In a press release the club said: “David’s experience makes him perfectly placed to help transform Nottingham Forest’s commercial offerings, introduce new revenue streams and internationalise the club’s brand, all in accordance with NFFI’s vision for the club.”

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