People in the news: Chiene + Tait, EY and Cowgills

In this week’s accountancy career moves, chair at Chiene + Tait, hires at EY, Cowgills, Carey Olson, and an interim takes over as the Small Business commissioner

Dr Lena Wilson CBE has been appointed as chair at Chiene + Tait, where she will work with the 13 partners to grow the firm. She is currently a non executive director for a number of businesses including the Royal Bank of Scotland and a number of its subsidiaries, a senior independent director at Argentex Group, a listed forex provider and Intertek Group and previously she was head of Scottish enterprise. She is taking over from Gavin Morton who joined the practice in 1985.

EY has hired Peter Matthews to lead EY’s national team with a focus on building the service offer to existing clients. Matthews was previously the managing partner for AM&M.

Cowgills has expanded their team with the hire of three corporate finance executives - Richard Hunter, Brett Marsden and Adam Heywood. They join the advisory corporate finance team which is moving its offices to Manchester. Mardsen was previously at Sapphire Accounting and Heywood joins from BDO.

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has added to its Singapore litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice with the recruitment of associate Amelia Tan. Tan, who is a British Virgin Islands qualified lawyer, joins Carey Olsen from Harneys in Singapore and has a broad commercial practice with a focus on corporate disputes, shareholder related litigation and insolvency and restructuring matters.

Paul Uppal has stepped down as small business commissioner and will be replaced on an interim basis by Suzanne Burke. She will be exercising the Commissioner’s functions, including those under the Small Business Complaints Scheme. An open recruitment campaign will begin after the general election.

Core-Asset Consulting has appointed Chris Donald as a senior business manager. He will focus on financial services, while also partnering firms in areas such as energy/renewables and fintech. he was previously working in a similar role at Change Recruitment.

Myanmar Investments International has appointed Michael Rudolf as CFO with immediate effect. Rudolf has had a long career in finance, most of it spent in Asia. Most recently he became CFO of technology and media company Hubert Burda Media Group in Asia.

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