Career Moves this week: 30 November 2016

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

30 November 2016

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

Caroline Roxburgh CA joins board of VisitScotland

Caroline Roxburgh CA, a Partner at PwC, has been co-opted to the board of VisitScotland and will chair the audit and risk committee.

Caroline has more than 30 years’ experience advising boards in a range of industry sectors and she is a non-executive Director at Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Ballet where she chairs the audit and risk committee.

In addition, Caroline is also a member of PwC UK’s supervisory board, the governance body of PwC UK’s partnership, where she is a member of the audit & risk committee, the strategy and governance committee, and a member of PwC UK’s Risk Council.

Lord Thurso, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: “Caroline brings with her a wealth of business experience, across a range of industries, to the role of chair of the audit and risk committee and will complement the strengths of the existing members.”

Lorne MacLeod CA appointed to Scotland's first Land Commission

Lorne MacLeod CA is one of six people appointed to make up Scotland's first Land Commission, which will conduct studies and research into the effect of law, policies and practices to inform any future land reform measures introduced by the Scottish Government, as in accordance with the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Lorne is currently Chairman of Community Land Scotland and sits on the board of Storas Uibhist. He qualified with Ernst & Whinney in 1988 and spent some years as a sole practitioner on Oban. He is also the Commercial Director of Jans, a retail and distribution business on the Isle of Skye.

Assuming Parliamentary approval, he will be joined by inaugural Land Commission Chairman Andrew Thin, Professor David Adams, Megan MacInnes, Dr Sally Reynolds and Dr Bob McIntosh, who will act as as Tenant Farming Commissioner.

The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association Chairman Christopher Nicholson said: “The Commissioners will have an important role to play in the next chapter of land reform in Scotland and between them they have skills and experience applicable not only to all the key rural interests but also urban issues."

Global leaders promoted at KPMG

KPMG International has announced that current Interim Global Head of Restructuring Richard Heis will now lead KPMG’s Global Insolvency practice, while Angel Martin has been named Global Head of Financial Restructuring and Mark Raddan as Global Head of Turnaround.

Richard is best known for his work on insolvent financial institutions, including Barings Bank and more recent cases such as MF Global, Alpari (UK) and Dunfermline Building Society. He was appointed Interim Global Head of KPMG’s Restructuring practice in March 2016.

Angel Martin has led some of Europe’s biggest restructurings involving multiple stakeholder groups, such as Metrovacesa, FCC, Prisa, Pescanova, and more recently Abengoa. In 2007, Angel was named Head of Restructuring for KPMG in Spain and successfully led the department before being named Head of Restructuring for the EMA region in 2012.

Mark Raddan joined KPMG’s UK Restructuring practice in 1999 and has since worked on a string of high profile turnaround and cash management assignments across Europe, the US and the Middle East. Since becoming a Partner in 2010, he has played a key role in growing the UK Turnaround team to its current size of over 60 professionals.

PwC names new Partner in its pensions consulting business

Sinead Leahy has joined PwC as a Partner in the firm's pension services, specialising in pension investment consulting.

She moves to PwC from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she most recently held the position of Head of FI Relationship Management and Alternative Asset Distribution. Prior to that appointment, she spent over nine years as Head of UK Pension Solutions.

Sinead will lead the Big Four firm's focus on strategy and implementation advice to trustees of large defined benefit schemes.

Santander appoints new National Head of Financial Sponsors

Andrew Clayton has been named National Head of Financial Sponsors in Santander’s corporate and commercial division.

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance, most recently with RBS, where he ran the leveraged finance business in the south of England for a period of eight years.

Based in London, he will be responsible for the leveraged finance team across the UK and will be driving the strategy and origination of new transactions, supporting financial sponsors and management teams in the mid-corporate market place.

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