Career Moves this week: 7 September 2016

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By Ellen Arnison, CA Today

7 September 2016

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

Ove Svejstrup returns to the Channel Islands as EY Executive Director

Ove Svejstrup CA has moved to EY in Guernsey from the EY Copenhagen office after 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry with the firm.

He has extensive experience of leading large audit teams across multiple jurisdictions, including companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.  

Originally from Denmark, in 2012 Mr Svejstrup was seconded to EY’s Guernsey office for two years.

In his new role, Ove will be focusing on providing support to private equity and banking clients. EY’s Channel Islands Managing Partner, Andrew Dann, said; “We are delighted to welcome Ove back to the Channel Islands.

“During his secondment, he received exceptional client feedback on his pragmatic and personable approach. Ove’s exceptional technical knowledge and industry insight will prove invaluable to our clients.”

Ove added: “It’s great to be back with my colleagues in the Channel Islands and I look forward to playing a part in the continued growth and development of the firm.”

Paul Skelton appointed Global Head of Banking at Standard Chartered

Former HSBC chief, Paul Skelton will start his role in December, reporting to Simon Cooper, chief executive of corporate and institutional banking, and will be based in Singapore.

In this newly created position, he will be responsible for Standard Chartered’s large corporate and financial institution client relationships.

Simon said: “We are organising ourselves around our clients, putting them front and centre of everything we do. This is reflected in our coverage model.

“Paul will align and strengthen our coverage teams across international corporates and financial institutions, directing our resources to deliver the bank’s capabilities for our most important clients and, at the same time, making us easier to deal with.”

Paul has three decades of banking experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He joins Standard Chartered from HSBC where he was head of commercial banking for Asia Pacific.

Alison Conley has been appointed tax partner in MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s City of London office

Alison Conley specialised in international tax before being made a partner with BDO, going on to lead its Southern region tax team.

Over her career, Alison has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has particularly strong experience in the retail space. Her expertise lies in ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders.

She has also been involved in multiple transactions and deals, where her focus is on ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders.

At  MHA MacIntyre Hudson, she will be working closely with the corporate finance teams and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice.

Rakesh Shaunak, chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson, said: “Alison is joining at a very exciting time for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Alison’s international experience and her work on many deals adds welcome resource to the firm as we continue to broaden our scope. We are delighted that Alison has chosen to join us.”

Andrew Berry and Scott Thomson take financial services roles at Deloitte

Deloitte has appointed financial services specialists, Andrew Berry and Scott Thomson, to its risk data and analytics team.

Andrew was previously SAS UK’s financial services sales support leader, spending ten years working with global and UK banks.

He will be based in Deloitte’s Edinburgh office as a director, and will help build the firm’s banking data and analytics capabilities with a focus on Scotland.

Scott has more than 20 years’ insurance experience, having worked for Aviva for over 10 years and then at SAS UK financial services and EXL Services.

Scott joins Deloitte in London as a director and will support the growth and investment in data analytics across the insurance sector.

Paul Garel-Jones, head of financial services risk data and analytics, said: “Analytics is key to enabling our clients to grow their businesses in a controlled and cost effective way. Deloitte continues to invest significantly in both analytics technology such as cognitive computing and in our analytics team. I am therefore delighted that Andrew and Scott are joining to support the development of our retail banking and insurance sectors.”

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