Career Moves this week: 5 April 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

5 April 2017

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

Ian Dunhill CA made Chief Financial Officer of Gold's Gym

Ian Dunhill CA has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Gold's Gym, based in the US.

Ian joins the company from Assa Abloy Hospitality, where he was CFO. He has also previously held the positions of Vice President of Finance at MoneyGram International and Divisional CFO of Almirall. Ian qualified as a CA in 1995 with PwC.

Gold’s Gym is the largest full-service fitness company in the world, serving more than 3.5 million members across 720 locations globally. They are headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Kelly Adams CA and Stuart McCallum CA promoted to Partners at RSM UK

Kelly Adams CA and Stuart McCallum CA have been promoted to Partner level at RSM as part of 13 such appointments being made across the UK.

Kelly has been with the firm since 2000 and specialises in delivering audit services to charities at both a national and local level. She qualified as a CA in 2003.

Stuart joined RSM in 2015 after several years with Clydesdale Bank. He has over 25 years' experience in a number of sectors and heads up RSM's food and drink group in Scotland. Stuart qualified as a CA with Alexander Sloan in 1993.

Robert Ross, RSM Regional Managing Partner for Scotland, said: "I’d like to congratulate Kelly and Stuart on their recent promotions. As a firm, we are committed to investing in and developing talent and it’s fantastic to see both being promoted to Partner this year.

"It’s a fantastic achievement and testimony to their expertise, dedication to client service and hard work. As Partners at RSM in Scotland they will play an even more significant role in helping our clients to grow their businesses profitably, in Scotland, the UK and internationally."

New Partner appointed at EQ Accountants

EQ Accountants have announced the promotion of Louise Grant to Partner in the Dundee office.

Louise has been with the firm since graduating from Abertay University in 2003. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

She commented: “Having joined the firm as a graduate 14 years ago and risen through the ranks, I have gained a significant amount of experience working with a range of clients across most areas of the firm. I like to think that I have evolved as the firm has, and am proud to have carved out my career with EQ as it has grown through the years."

EQ Dundee Partner David Morrison added: “As a prime example of homegrown talent, Louise has played, and will continue to play a key role in the success and growth of EQ, and we are delighted to have her join our team of Partners.”

Dennis Layton named Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services at EY

EY have appointed Dennis Layton as new Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services (PAS).

Dennis joins the Big Four firm from McKinsey & Company, where he was an Expert Partner and led the organisation's Global Diversity Practice.

He said: “Becoming a Global Leader of EY People Advisory Services is an incredible opportunity. I’m looking forward to building upon the approaches to people and performance transformation that I’ve been focused on throughout my career and helping an even broader set of clients.”

Fellow EY Global Leader of People Advisory Services Chris Price commented: “Dennis can help drive our continued focus on growing our core offerings and approach to services while continuing to provide exceptional client service.”

New Chief HR Officer at RBS

RBS have named Helen Cook as their new Chief HR Officer, responsible for all aspects of the bank’s human resources function.

Helen has held a number of senior HR roles within the bank since joining in 2001, most recently as HR Director of Organisation and Performance. Prior to RBS, she also worked with Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

She is a founding member of The Two Percent Club in Scotland, which aims to get more women into senior business roles, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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