People in the news: BDO, PwC, NAO

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at PwC, 20 partner promotions at BDO, CFO named at John Laing Group, and NAO adds two non-executive members

PwC has appointed Isabelle Jenkins as leader of financial services. A partner with PwC for 17 years, Jenkins is the UK Banking Leader and has been the global relationship lead for two of the firm's largest banking clients.

Financial planning company, John Laing Group, has appointed Rob Memmott as chief financial officer (CFO). Memmott was most recently the CFO of Praetura Group, a privately owned financial services business.

BDO has promoted 20 partners across its tax, audit and advisory teams. This set of promotions include six people in BDO’s audit practice: Adam Spires, Ben Courts, Graham Ellis, Rob di Santo, Spencer Ashworth and Tom Laird. In the firm’s tax team, Carole Le Page, Ed Peters, Lee Coccaro, Lucy Sauvage, Martin Haines, Thomas To and Vinesh Bharadwa have all been promoted. Within the advisory team, Luke Patterson (Financial Services Advisory), Jingru Liu (China Advisory), Conor Lambert (Transaction Services), Mark Thornton (Business Restructuring), Paul Dawson (Business Outsourcing), Jamie Carter (Business Outsourcing) and Jon Lanes (Risk Advisory) have also been named partners in the business. The promotions were delayed from June 2020 as a result of Covid-19.

The Public Accounts Commission has appointed both Sir Martin Donnelly and Gaenor Bagley as non-executive members of the National Audit Office board. Donnelly is currently president of Boeing Europe and Bagley is chair of audit and remuneration committees at Zopa Bank.

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