Latest moves: EY, KPMG, Harris Lipman

EY has hired John Milne, the former head of the operations resilience team at the Bank of England, as part of moves to expand its financial services IT and cyber risk practice. Milne, who was previously at the FSA, will become a director at the firm


KPMG in the UK has announced three new leadership appointments. Richard Gostling, who originally trained with the firm, joins the executive management team as head of sectors from Goldman Sachs where he was head of business services. Joe Gallagher, current head of sectors, is appointed vice-chair, as is non-executive director Melanie Richards. KPMG also confirmed that Dr Ashley Steel, vice-chair and global head of transport, will retire in the summer.

Nousheen Hassan has joined specialist Lloyd's underwriter Marketform as the new head of internal audit. Hassan began her audit career at Deloitte before moving to the insurance industry in 2008 where she worked for AIG, and has held senior roles with Pembroke Managing Agency, where she became the interim head of internal audit.

London-based Harris Lipman has appointed Chris Maloney and Robin Hopkins as partners. Both were previously managers within the firm and have completed its Path to Partnership programme. Maloney has a particular specialism in advising small and medium-sized enterprises, while Hopkins has experience in advising on the accounting, auditing and taxation issues faced by sole traders, partnerships, companies and groups across a wide range of industries.

Michael Greene has been promoted to partner at Colchester-based accountants, Whittle & Co. He has been with the firm for almost 13 years, having joined Whittles after completing a degree in mathematics from the University of Reading.

Berg Kaprow Lewis (BKL) has appointed ‘home-grown’ audit manager Jon Wedge as partner. Wedge joined the firm as an AAT trainee in 2004, becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant in 2008 and achieving partnership before the age of 30. BKL has recently announced a number of senior hires, with others in the pipeline. These include David Evans, previously senior partner at Mazars, as non-executive chairman; Andrew Levene as specialist real estate tax consultant (previously tax director at Grant Thornton and BDO) and Martyn Krantz (previously tax partner at Wilkins Kennedy and BDO).

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