Career Moves this week: 9 January 2019

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

9 January 2019

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

Katie Murray CA confirmed as CFO of RBS

Katie Murray CA has been named Chief Financial Officer at Royal Bank of Scotland after serving in an interim capacity since October 2018.

Prior to joining RBS as Director of Finance in 2015, Katie was Group CFO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets, based in Johannesburg. She qualified as a CA in 1993.

Katie commented: "I am delighted to take up this role and look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, the executive committee and across RBS as we continue to build a bank that is simple and safe for customers, produces positive returns for shareholders and makes a major contribution to the UK economy."

David Samper CA joins Newcastle Building Society as CFO

David Samper CA has taken up the role of Chief Financial Officer at Newcastle Building Society.

He joins the building society after six years at Sainsbury's Bank, most recently operating as Interim CFO. Other appointments have included senior financial roles at RBS and experience in Audit with EY. David qualified as a CA in 1998.

He said: "I am delighted to have joined Newcastle Building Society at such an exciting time as we shape the next strategic chapter of this successful growing business. I have a real passion for placing customers at the heart of all decisions and where better to continue this than at the North East’s biggest building society."

Bank of England Financial Policy Committee names new appointments

The Chancellor has appointed Dame Colette Bowe and Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as external members of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee.

A former civil servant, Dame Bowe currently chairs the Banking Standards Board (BSB) and has previously led both the Personal Investment Authority and Ofcom. Dame Gadhia was Chief Executive of Virgin Money for the 10 years prior to the bank's acquisition by CYBG.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in a statement: "As chair of the Banking Standards Board, Colette has led the way in developing and embedding better standards of conduct across the banking sector.

"Jayne-Anne brings deep and relevant experience in retail banking and her successful business career."

Deloitte elects Chief Executive of North West Europe (NWE) and UK

Richard Houston has been named Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte North West Europe (NWE) and UK, effective from 1 June 2019.

Currently, Richard serves as Managing Partner for the region and has been with the firm for over 17 years. He has also worked with Arthur Andersen, RBS and HSBC.

Nick Owen, NWE Chairman, said: "We firmly believe that Richard is the right candidate to lead our firm over the next four years. Not only has Richard transformed our consulting practice during his time as managing partner, he is also a highly respected leader known for his collaborative approach across the firm’s businesses and borders."

PwC UK appoints new Head of Charities

Aidan Sutton has been announced to succeed Ian Oakley-Smith as Head of Charities for PwC UK.

Aidan was named Partner in 2014 and has led the firm's social business tax team since 2015.

Quentin Cole, UK Government and Health Industries leader at PwC, stated: "Having gained extensive experience across the charitable spectrum since joining the firm, Aidan is well placed to expand on the strong foundation built by Ian Oakley-Smith and lead our team and the sector into the future."

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