Career Moves this week: 7 June 2017

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

7 June 2017

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

KPMG UK’s Chair Elect appoints CA to leadership team

Bill Michael, KPMG UK’s Chair Elect, has appointed David Matthews CA to the position of Head of Quality and Risk in his new leadership team.

David has spent more than 34 years with the Big Four firm having qualified in 1985.

The new 14-strong leadership team will come into effect from 1 October 2017, with Bill having been elected on 2 March taking over from the firm's current Chairman Simon Collins when his term ends on 30 September.

Bill said: “This is a fascinating time for our profession. Geopolitical change and technology are reshaping the way our clients do business, while raising new regulatory issues to overcome.

“The regulatory agenda is relevant for all of us: we need to collectively work together to build and improve trust.

“I have selected a team to meet these challenges. They bring together a wide range of skill-sets, backgrounds and insights and will work together to inspire our people and support our clients.”

Johnston Carmichael Wealth gains new Director in Inverness

Scott Newman has been appointed as Associate Director of financial planning specialist Johnston Carmichael Wealth (JC Wealth).

Scott joined the then Johnston Carmichael Financial Services more than a decade ago, going on to qualify as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2011.

Craig Hendry, managing director of JC Wealth, said: “Scott’s appointment as associate director recognises the key role he plays in leading our client activity in Inverness and the Highlands.

“Following on from my own relocation from Inverness to Aberdeen, Scott has stepped up to the plate and leads all of JC Wealth’s activity in Inverness. He has developed a superb reputation for the standard of support and advice he delivers for our clients.

“His expertise in working with high-value clients who have evolving requirements is a significant benefit for our team and our clients. Issues such as complex planning requirements are as important as ever to the continued growth of JC Wealth, and Scott will continue to drive that part of the business forward.”

FTI Consulting appoints Managing Director

Louise Jenkins has been named Managing Director of FTI Consulting’s European Tax Advisory practice in London.

Louise will be heading up the firm's Employer Reward Solutions team having previously held the position of Senior Manager People services at KPMG.

She has also worked at EY, Smith & Williamson and Andersen and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Marvin Rust, Senior Managing Director and Head of FTI Consulting’s European Tax Advisory practice, said: "I am delighted to welcome Louise to our team.

"This is an exciting period of growth for our business, and Louise brings a wealth of experience and expertise which will enable us to provide the highest possible levels of advice to our clients in this complex and critical area of tax.”

Big Yellow Group names new Non-Executive Director

Vince Niblett has been appointed Chairman of Big Yellow’s Audit Committee. He will also serve on the self-storage company’s Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Vince was the Global Managing Partner Audit for Deloitte. He has held many senior leadership roles within the Big Four firm including as a member of the UK Board of Partners and of the Global Executive Group and the UK Executive Group before his retirement from Deloitte in May 2015.

Nicholas Vetch, Executive Chairman, said: "We are delighted to welcome Vince to the Board.

“He has significant corporate experience from his leadership role at Deloitte and we believe he will add considerable value to the Board."

Leader in AI appointed at EY

EY has announced Dr Nigel Duffy will be joining the firm as Global Innovation Artificial Intelligence Leader.

Nigel will take the lead on the Big Four firm’s ambition to implement AI across the business.

Nigel joins EY from Sentient where he led the design, development and commercialization of large-scale statistical machine learning and AI technologies.

Jeff Wong, EY Global Chief Innovation Officer, said:

“Nigel is considered one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in AI, with demonstrated leadership in applying the technology to drive real commercial value.

“With Nigel joining the EY Global Innovation Team, we look forward to working together to turn ideas leveraging AI into realities that help EY and our clients innovate.”

Nigel said: “This next phase of my career is about taking machine learning’s potential and applying it across all industries.

“I look forward to working with the teams at EY to achieve this.”

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