Career Moves this week: 5 July 2017

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

5 July 2017

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

Michael Stephenson CA joins EQ Accountants

Michael Stephenson CA is joining EQ Accountants as an Audit Manager in the firm's Glenrothes office.

He moves from PwC where he most recently held the position of Commercial and Industrial Products and Services (CIPS) Manager. He qualified as a CA with PwC in 2012.

Michael said: “I am delighted to be joining EQ Accountants. This is an exciting opportunity for me to become part of a growing firm with a strong reputation across the North East and Central Belt.

"With family and university connections in and around St Andrews, I am looking forward to expanding my network of business contacts in the wider area and working with a fantastic range of clients.”

Greg Lovett CA appointed Finance Director at The Ned

Greg Lovett CA has been announced as UK Finance Director for luxury London hotel The Ned, a subsidiary of Soho House & Co and Sydell Group.

Greg has been with Soho House & Co for five years, including as their Finance Director in North America. He has also previously worked with Maxwells Restaurants and Compass Group. Greg qualified as a CA with EY in 2007.

Deloitte UK promotes 57 new Partners

The world's largest firm, Deloitte, has appointed 57 new Partners in the UK. The promotions are split between 16 in audit and risk advisory, 15 in consulting, 13 in tax, 12 in financial advisory and one in internal client services.

Women have been named for nearly a quarter (13 of the 57) of the new positions.

Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte North West Europe, commented: “Female representation at partner level has increased from 14% in 2014 to 19% in 2017.

"Although the proportion this year is lower than hoped, we have a strong pipeline of women at director and senior manager level who are well placed to progress in the coming years."

New Global CFO named at Funding Circle

Sean Glithero will join small business lending platform Funding Circle as Global Chief Financial Officer.

He is currently CFO of Auto Trader and has been with the company for over a decade, holding several group and divisional roles. Prior to that appointment, he worked with BPB, Dolphin Telecom and EY. He is an ICAEW chartered accountant.

Hamleys COO to be new Chief Executive

Ralph Cunningham has taken over as CEO of toy retailer Hamleys from Gudjon Reynisson, who has held the position for nine years.

Ralph joined the company in 2013 from Go Outdoors where he was Commercial Director.

Hamleys Chairman Frank Slevin said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to manage this succession in such a seamless way and Ralph’s appointment ensures the long-term success of Hamleys.”

Gudjon will now be the company's Vice Chairman.

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