People in the news: Clemence Hoar Cummings, Kellogg’s, Cowgills

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, Clemence Hoar Cummings appoints a graduate as corporate assistant, Kellogg’s hires an ex-KPMG auditor as finance director, Cowgills appoints its first head of people

Clemence Hoar Cummings has appointed Elizabeth Hatch as a corporate assistant. Hatch is an accountancy and finance degree graduate and is currently studying towards the ICAEW level seven apprenticeship scheme. She will be focused on data analysis and accounts production. She has already gained Xero advisor certification and will be using this as a platform to develop her expertise. Hatch will be using her skill sets to help the firm process client information as efficiently as possible.

Cowgills has appointed Lynne Martland as head of people to lead the firm’s focus on employee development. Martland, who joins from The Original Factory Shop, has over forty years’ experience in HR, communication, operations and business management including roles with leading North West companies such as Granada TV Rentals and as HR director for logistics and supply chain services provider ANOVO UK. This is the first time Cowgills has appointed a head of people and it comes as part of the company’s commitment to invest in building its team across its offices in Bolton, Manchester and West Yorkshire.

Reed Smith today announced that restructuring and insolvency lawyer Mandip Englund has joined its Financial Industry Group (FIG) as a partner in London. Englund has acted on a number of high profile cross-border insolvencies and restructurings and her experience includes project financings and distressed work for companies, financial stakeholders, equity sponsors, advisory firms, creditors and insolvency practitioners in relation to strategy, transactions and contentious matters. Her practice includes the financial services, retail, and energy and commodities sectors, industries of specific importance to the firm. 

Bev Tate has been appointed associate director at Brown Butler. Tate has been promoted from manager to associate director. She joined the firm in 2011 and has played a key role in the development and growth of the audit and accounts team at Brown Butler having worked alongside Directors Denis Cross and Steve Hornshaw.

Mandy Chubb joins Goringe accountants as head of management accounts and Risham Shaheen joins as chartered accountant. Chubb is an AAT qualified accountant with over 25 years industry experience. Previous roles have included international accounting assistant manager at Vistra International and management accountant at InMind Healthcare Group. FCCA accredited Shaheen trained at FSPG and more recently held the role of client manager at a local Reading practice.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced the appointment of Jane Brothwood and Quinton Quayle as lay public interest observers of the Institute’s Council. They take on their new responsibilities this month and replace Sam Younger, who steps down after four years in the role. As lay observers Brothwood and Quayle will advise the Institute’s Council on the public interest regarding CIOT’s activities and will support CIOT’s adherence to its charitable responsibilities. Brothwood is head of the adjudicator’s office for HMRC and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Quayle is a former British Ambassador and a former public interest council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

Kellogg’s has appointed Jon Akehurst as finance director in the UK and Ireland. He joins from Mars Petcare’s Crown Pet Foods - famous for its Royal Canin brand of dog and cat food – where he was head finance officer. Previous to Mars Petcare, Akehurst held a series of senior finance roles across a number of blue chip food companies such as Mars Wrigley Confectionary, General Mills and Associated British Foods. He started his career as an assistant auditor at KPMG, having graduated in engineering, economics and management from the University of Oxford in 2005.

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Amy Austin |Reporter, Accountancy Daily [2016-2019]

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