Career Moves this week: 28 June 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

28 June 2017

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

Jamie Skinner CA receives board appointment 

The Board of Directors of Ediston Property Investment Company has announced the appointment of Jamie Skinner CA as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.

Jamie will take on the role from 1 July 2017.

Jamie has many years of experience in the investment companies sector, being the Co-Head of EMEA Client Service at Martin Currie which includes oversight of three investment trusts, a role he assumed in 2006.

Prior to joining Martin Currie in 1999, Jamie worked as a corporate broker with Cazenove & Co for 10 years. He is also a director of the Martin Currie Japan Absolute Return Fund.

Jamie qualified as a CA in 1988 and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

BDO appoints two Non-Executive Directors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced ex-Sky journalist Jeff Randall and strategist Russell King as Independent Non-Executives.

The pair will join current Independent Non-Executive Simon Figgis in advising the firm's leadership team.

Jeff has held senior roles at the BBC, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. He also presented the Jeff Randall Live show on Sky News and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Babcock International and Director of Sandown Park Racecourse.

Russell holds non-executive posts at FTSE firms Interserve, Spectris and Aggreko, as well as AIM-listed Hummingbird Resources.

Mark Bomer, Senior Partner at BDO, said: “Our three INEs represent a diverse mix of experience and skill sets that are representative of the talented people we have within our business and the entrepreneurial and ambitious clients we advise every day.”

New CIMA President elected

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has elected David Stanford as its new President.

David will be the 84th President of CIMA, having spent the past year in the role of Deputy President.

David has built up a 50-year career that included a number of senior finance roles in industries like electronics and retail.

On his new appointment, David said: “I am privileged to become CIMA president at such a key time in our history. CIMA joining forces with the AICPA will take accounting to a new and dynamic level, by providing highly-skilled accountants with the knowledge, insight and drive to meet the demands of today and the challenges of tomorrow.”

Grant Thornton names new Director  

Sarah Gatehouse has been named Director of real estate tax at Grant Thornton.

Sarah has 14 years of experience in real estate in both the legal and accounting sector.

She joins Grant Thornton from EY where she more than three years as a Senior Manager before moving into the role of Director for more than two years.

Sarah is a qualified solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA).

Sarah said: “I am thrilled to be joining Grant Thornton and working with its established team of real estate experts. Having previously worked in both the legal and accounting sectors, I’m looking forward to bringing my broad experience to the team and joining the firm’s open, idea-sharing culture.”

New Financial Secretary to the Treasury announced

Mel Stride MP was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

Mel was elected the Conservative MP for Central Devon in 2010 and went on to be appointed Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes, in 2011.

In his new post, Mel will be responsible for strategic oversight of the UK tax system including direct, indirect, business, property and personal taxation, corporate and small business taxation, and European and international tax issues among others.

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