People in the news: Deloitte, RSM, Carey Olsen

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a partner appointment in Deloitte’s advisory corporate finance practice, RSM appoints an associate director, a director in its restructuring practice and a partner in Milton Keynes, Carey Olsen gains a partner

Deloitte has appointed Chris Graves as a partner in its advisory corporate finance practice. Graves will lead the firm’s technology, media and telecoms (TMT) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team.

Graves joins Deloitte from GP Bullhound, the technology advisory and investment firm, where he was an executive director. Prior to Graves’ four years at GP Bullhound, he was a director at Ingenious Media where he led transactions for a number of blue-chip TMT clients, following positions in public company advisory at Dresdner Kleinwort and Deutsche Bank.

RSM has appointed Laurent Doggett as an associate director to join the South region's VAT team. Laurent will provide VAT advice to a range of corporates based in the south east of England.

He joins the firm from VAT consultancy and compliance firm Accordance, where he headed the VAT consulting business, serving a wide range of multi-national businesses. RSM has also appointed Mark Holborow as a director in its restructuring practice in Tunbridge Wells. Holborow joins from PwC in London where he gained over 12 years’ experience working on a wide range of businesses from mid-market owner managed clients through to listed multinational corporates. He has extensive experience working on both the lender and corporate side on restructurings, accelerated M&A, turnaround strategies and formal insolvency appointments. Mark Morton has also joined the firm’s employer solutions practice in Milton Keynes as a partner. Morton joins from Grant Thornton and has over 25 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of employment taxes, overseas assignment issues and employee reward matters.

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed corporate and finance lawyer Richard Munden as a partner in its Cayman Islands office. Munden advises on a range of corporate and finance transactions with particular expertise in aviation finance and other asset finance matters including asset-backed securitisations. He also specialises in financing for hedge funds and private equity funds, debt capital market transactions, equity issues and joint venture and shareholder arrangements across a wide range of industries. He joins Carey Olsen after 10 years at another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands where he was responsible for leading and growing the transport finance practice in North America and Europe.

Quantuma has appointed Michael Kiely as a partner in its London office from UHY Hacker Young. Kiely brings over 25 years’ experience of insolvency and restructuring, specialising predominantly in the retail, construction and financial services sectors.

Jodie North has been promoted to manager at Moore Thompson. North completed her training as a chartered accountant in 2016 and has now been with the firm for a few years.

Amanda Cusdin has been appointed as Sage’s chief people officer. Since joining Sage in 2015, Cusdin has rolled out the company’s own people solution, Sage People, globally, as part of her drive to improve the colleague experience and increase visibility for colleagues and leaders. She has also successfully led the Diversity & Inclusion agenda for Sage.

Dominic Barton, senior partner and former global managing partner from 2009 to 2018 at McKinsey & Company, has been appointed chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the global body driving reform in company reporting.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has strengthened its tax advisory practice with the appointment of Keith Thomas as a managing director. Prior to joining A&M Taxand, Thomas was a senior partner at EY in London. For several years, he led the EY FTSE 100 Tax Group which addressed how to improve services to these organisations.

Report by Amy Austin

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