Career Moves this week: 26 April 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

26 April 2017

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

Karen Currie CA appointed Director at Gall Robertson

After more than four years at Gall Robertson Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, Karen Currie has been promoted to Director at the CA firm.

Karen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and previously owned her own Practice before joining Gall Robertson. She manages clients including small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and helps businesses ranging from Start-ups to well-established businesses.

Sheila Robertson, Director of Gall Robertson, said: “This is fantastic news for the Practice and all the team are delighted. Karen has been a committed team member and has developed the client base whilst ensuring existing clients are well advised and supported.

“We now have a team of 15 people and Karen’s promotion is another positive step forward for the firm. We have also been approved as a Training Office again for 2 CA students which is great news for the firm and enables staff to work in the firm whilst studying for the professional qualifications.”

Wood Group appoints new CFO

Wood Group has named Grant Angus as CFO for its Specialist Technical Solutions business.

Grant moves into the role from his position as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in Europe.

Before joining Wood Group in 2012, Grant spent 15 years in the professional services sector working for KPMG and Deloitte.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “Grant will play an integral role in supporting our ambition to grow and enhance the innovative technical solutions we provide globally across an ever-broadening range of sectors.

Grant said: “I look forward to leveraging my industry experience to support the continued extension and enhancement of our innovative technical solutions portfolio. My focus will be continuing to create value for existing clients and supporting opportunities to broaden our offering into new geographies and client sectors.”

4Most names new Head of Commercial Credit Risk

Global credit risk consultancy 4Most has hired John Webb as its new Head of Commercial Credit Risk.

John joins the company from Deloitte where he held the position of Associate Director within the Big Four firm’s Risk Adjusted Applications Team.

John said: “I am delighted to be joining 4Most to work alongside some of the industry’s most respected credit risk consultants. Banks are facing numerous challenges over the next few years to implement required regulations in the context of wider geo-political and economic instability and I look forward to working with the 4Most team and our clients to effectively overcome these hurdles”.

Three new partners appointed at EY

Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross have been announced as partners of EY’s Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction (RHC) team.

The three partners, who were previously responsible for the real estate tax practice at KPMG, have nearly 75 years’ real estate experience between them.

Russell Gardner, Head of RHC at EY for UK&I, said: “The appointment of Richard, Nicola and Richard underlines EY’s commitment to the real estate sector. Their arrival marks another significant step on the journey of EY’s UK real estate practice and consolidates the progress we have made in the last two years.

“I’m hugely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead having been able to bring on board three partners with such wealth of real estate experience.”

Jonah Energy gains new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jonah Energy LLC have announced that Patrick Welch has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Patrick began his career in public accounting with PwC and Deloitte before transitioning to leadership roles with DCP Midstream and Dynegy.

Tom Hart, Jonah Energy's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are excited to have Pat join the Jonah Energy team.

"Pat's broad financial and accounting expertise coupled with his diverse background and leadership skills will be a great addition. I look forward to working closely with Pat as we continue to successfully grow our business and execute our strategy."

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