People moves: Baker Tilly, Smith & Williamson, Taxand

Baker Tilly revamps restructuring and insolvency with key appointment, partner position confirmed at Murphy Salisbury, promotions at Hnderson Loggie and new global chief for Taxand

Phillip Sykes, previously national head of restructuring and insolvency at Moore Stephens, has joined Baker Tilly as head of its London restructure and recovery service line. Sykes, who has specialised in corporate restructuring since 1980, is vice president of industry body R3 and will step up to president during 2015.

Smith & Williamson has appointed Katie Murray as associate director in its valuations practice. She joins the firm from the New York office of McGladrey, having started her career in valuation with KPMG in Philadelphia.

Stratford-based accountants Murphy Salisbury has appointed Giles Garratt as a partner. Garratt, who joined the firm in 2013, is ACA qualified and is also a chartered tax adviser (CTA).

Henderson Loggie has announced a round of promotions. In its Dundee office Caroline Jarron becomes a manager in the tax department and Blair Davidson a manager in the audit and ABS department. Emma Marshall is appointed as a director in the audit and ABS department in Edinburgh, while Steven Smillie becomes a manager. Kenneth McEwan has been made a director in the tax department in Glasgow.

Telematics company The Floow has appointed Eileen Clarkson as finance manager to develop the organisation’s finance department after a period of rapid personnel and new business growth. Clarkson, who is ACCA-qualified, joins from Ark Home Healthcare where she was financial controller. Prior to this she was head of finance at Little Chef.  

Taxand has appointed Tim Wach to the newly created role of managing director of the global organisation, charged with ensuring it offers an enhanced and seamless cross-border service. He comes to the role after 15 years at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson, Taxand’s Canadian counterpart, where he has been a partner since 1992. He is recognised as a leading Canadian lawyer in taxation and has extensive experience in both an advisory and enforcement capacity, after spending nearly two years seconded to the tax policy branch of the department of finance in Ottawa. 

Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Wemyss Stewart, who has been with the firm for 16 years, to partner. Stewart provides advice to owner-managed commercial businesses and has particular experience within the legal sector, and with issues surrounding the ownership and management of landed estates. In the last quarter of 2014, Scott-Moncrieff announced three other partner appointments – two internal (Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne) and one external appointment (Marc Shenken). 

Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed corporate specialist Mark Evans as a partner in its Midlands office.

Recovery firm Springfields has opened a new office in Derby and hired Andy Stevens as an associate director. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner and was recently a director with a mid-tier firm with a strong Midlands presence.

Pat Sweet |Reporter, Accountancy Daily [2010-2021]

Pat Sweet was the former online reporter at Accountancy Daily and contributor to the monthly Accountancy magazine, pub...

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