Career Moves this week: 26 October 2016

CA Today Baku
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

26 October 2016

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

Andrew Sutherland CA joins Board of Glasgow School of Art

Andrew Sutherland CA has been appointed as a Lay-Governor/Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Glasgow School of Art.

After qualifying with Grant Thornton in 1984, Andrew spent 15 years in the industry including senior finance positions at Keyline Builders Merchants and Slater Hogg and Howieson. He has also previously been a Non-Executive Director of a large Scottish charity and of a company delivering post-graduate education.

Andrew started his own business, ACS Consultancy, in 2000 and he currently acts as a consultant to Page\Park Ltd, as well as a Director of Graven Images Ltd and J C Peacock & Co Ltd.

Tom Warwick CA takes position at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games

Tom Warwick CA has been appointed as Head of Finance & Commercial for the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event held by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) to bring Islamic countries together, attracting young people and encouraging solidarity between them.

Tom's career started at EY, where he discovered the joys of working abroad and spent four years travelling and performing international audits. He was previously the Program & Planning Manager responsible for the budget and on-site operations of the Olympic Village during Rio 2016 and was a member of the team behind the London 2012 Olympic Games.

CAs promoted in Grant Thornton Audit and Advisory teams

Gary Whyte CA, Amy Houston CA, Paul Leck CA, Emma Corrigan CA and Fraser Doak CA have been given new roles as the firm continues to expand in Scotland.

Alongside the CAs, Paul Burke and Stuart Mackay were also promoted.

Grant Thornton said that it remains on track to achieve the goals set out in its 2020 strategy, including increased profits, investment in people and a more dynamic range of services for clients.

Andrew Howie, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “In a climate of global economic and political uncertainty, there’s a real need for businesses to focus on dynamic, sustainable growth and that’s exactly what we’re doing at Grant Thornton in Scotland.

"Our strategy aims to deliver an unrivalled level of service to clients and ensures the business is readying itself for an era of disruption and innovation.”

Treasury names Katharine Braddick as new Director General for Financial Services

Katharine Braddick replaces Charles Roxburgh as the HM Treasury Director General for Financial Services.

Formerly the Director for International and EU Financial Services, Katharine joined the department in 2014 from a Director position within the Bank of England at the Prudential Regulation Authority. She previously spent 10 years with the Financial Services Authority as Head of Banking Policy.

Katharine's appointment by he Prime Minister was made on the recommendation of the Civil Service Commissioner and with the approval of the Chancellor.

EY appoints Rosemary Martin to Global Independent Non-Executive

Rosemary Martin has been named as a Global Independent Non-Executive by EY, in accordance with the UK Audit Firm Governance Code.

Rosemary currently occupies the role of Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Vodafone Group. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having spent 11 years with Reuters Group in various company secretary and legal roles.

She has been a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank for the past 10 years and is a member of The Corporate Governance Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

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