People in the news: Grant Thornton, Mazars, Grunberg

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires at Grant Thornton, Mazars and Grunberg, and board appointments at IAASB

Grant Thornton has made two hires with the appointment of Sharon Kennett and Philip Treanor, they will join the Growth 365 team in the North West. Kennett’s most recent role was as marketing director for Frontier. Philip Treanor previously held a non-executive position at Kinetic Recruitment.

Mazars has appointed Sir Amyas Morse as an independent non-executive to its UK public interest committee, which applies oversight to decision making, quality and risk across the audit business. Morse is leading the government’s loan charge review and was previously auditor general of the National Audit Office.

Grunberg & Co has made three hires with Ethlyn James, Nikhil Halai and Ronak Shah all joining in different teams. James has been appointed as assistant office manager (maternity cover), having previously worked as an area admin planner at Abellio London. Halai has been hired in the bookkeeping team as an apprentice. He joins the firm having left school with three A-Levels and will now undertake further training towards his professional qualifications. Shah also joins as an apprentice in the accounts team. He has a degree in geography from the University of Nottingham and is working towards achieving chartered status.

Baldwins has brought in Laura Hinsley as a partner to lead the expansion of its audit department in Birmingham. She previously worked at Grant Thornton as a senior manager.

Kim Barnard, group marketing manager at accounting firm Old Mill has been promoted to head of the Yeovil office.

Clyde & Co has appointed Stephen Chipman and Dame Inga Beale to its management board. Chipman was formerly CEO of Grant Thornton US and Beale was CEO at Lloyd’s of London.

The International Auditing & Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has made a number of board appointments including Josephine Jackson and Sue Almond. Jackson, technical director for audit policy at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will start on 1 January 2020 for an initial term of three years. She brings extensive UK and international experience in applying and setting auditing and assurance standards, spanning 26 years, both as a practitioner and regulator. Almond, global head of assurance and a partner at Grant Thornton International has also joined the board.

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