People in the news: Johnston Carmichael, Quantum Advisory, PwC, KPMG

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires and promotions at Johnston Carmichael, PwC, KPMG, Quantum Advisory and Team

Johnston Carmichael has appointed Kirsty Yuill as senior manager to join its growing team based in Dundee. Yuill has 12 years’ experience and joins the firm from Mazars LLP, where she managed a team of 10. She will focus on owner-managed businesses and SMEs, advising on on streamlining finances, developing operations and driving efficiency through the use of technology.

Quantum Advisory has hired Julian Fox as principal consultant, based out of the Birmingham office supporting the management of administration, consulting and secretarial services in the region. Fox has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry, having worked in various consulting and client relationship management roles at JLT, Aon Consulting and Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. He has also held pensions manager positions at Tarmac Group and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

KPMG has appointed Adrian Griffiths to head up the firm’s UK life sciences practice. He is a partner in the management consulting practice and has more than 20 years’ business transformation experience across a range of sectors. Since joining KPMG in 2009 from Accenture where he was F&PM manager, Griffiths has played a key role in leading the relationship with major pharmaceutical clients at the Big Four firm. He takes over from Liz Claydon, who has moved to head up the the firm’s deal advisory team in the UK.

PwC has appointed five new directors to its practice in the West and Wales region as part of continued investment outside of London as more than half the firm’s staff now work regionally. These include Daniel Pearce (banking & capital markets external audit), Jamie Smith (asset & wealth management external audit), Katharine Adlard (financial services tax), Rick Watts (pensions actuarial) and Tom Hunt (Technology Consulting). Adlard, who joined PwC Bristol as a graduate 14 years ago, said: ‘I am very excited to have reached this milestone in my career with the firm. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to carry out four client secondments, experience life in both the Assurance and Tax practices and most recently lead a team of locally based financial services tax specialists. I very much look forward to the next stage of my career with the firm.’

TEAM, a supplier of carbon and energy management solutions, has hired utilities professional Ryan Protheroe to head up the outsourced bill validation and cost recovery service. He will be responsible for strengthening operational processes, and for delivery of accurate and up-to-date bill query reporting, efficient query resolution and recovery rate optimisation. Previously he was a team leader at British Gas.

Three team members from Goudhurst-based Charter Tax have recently passed their final exams to become ICAEW chartered accountants. Joe Cleary, Michael O’Brien and Sam Wing have all passed a series of rigorous exams in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation.

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