People in the news: Kingston Smith, PwC, Deloitte, Creaseys, Johnston Carmichael

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner hires at Deloitte, Kingston Smith and Newby Castleman, non-exec director at PwC, and promotions at Johnston Carmichael and Creaseys

Kingston Smith has confirmed that new partner, John Hood, will lead the firm’s tax dispute resolution activities. He joins from Gabelle, where he was a partner and head of tax investigations, and has over 20 years’ experience in helping clients through intricate tax investigations conducted by HMRC. He has also worked for a number of accounting firms and in business, and at HMRC.

Midlands based accountants Newby Castleman has promoted Joanne Chilton FCA to partner at its Leicester office, bringing the number of partners to 10. Chilton specialises in accounting, taxation and estate planning services for a portfolio of clients. She joined the firm in 2000 following the acquisition of Jervis Taylor & Partners.     

PwC has appointed Dame Fiona Kendrick to its public interest body (PIB) with effect from 1 July 2019. Dame Fiona, a former chief executive and chair of Nestle UK, joins Samantha Barrass, Sir Ian Gibson, Justin King CBE, Lord O’Donnell and Paul Skinner CBE as independent non-executives (INEs) providing deep experience and oversight to the firm.

Deloitte has promoted Anne-Marie Malley to managing partner for consulting in the UK, taking over from Richard Houston following his election to senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte NSE and UK. Effective from 1 June, Malley is the first woman to hold the position at the firm, having led Deloitte’s human capital consulting practice since 2011. Laurence Kiddle has also been appointed as a partner in the firm’s tax management consulting team, based in London. He will take responsibility for delivering tax technology and process consulting services to clients across Deloitte North and South Europe. Kiddle has returned to Deloitte after spending the last decade at Thomson Reuters, where he held a number of roles including managing director of its tax and accounting business in Europe.

Tunbridge Wells accountancy practice Creaseys has promoted associate director Matt Neill to the post of director. He specialises in corporate and business auditing and accountancy requirements, and reflecting Creasey’s policy of promoting from within, Neill trained as a chartered accountant at the firm after his degree.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Robert Blech as a director to join their professional practices sector team. He has 17 years’ experience in accountancy, 14 of those as a director at Accura Accountants. He will specialise in accounting for the legal sector, including the Solicitors Accounts Rules, regulatory work and preparation of financial statements. His role will be predominantly City-based.

Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of five new directors. Suzanne Adshead, Lesley Clark, Jamie Davidson and Grant Roger are based in the Edinburgh office, and Stuart Walker, a member of the Johnston Carmichael wealth team and located in Aberdeen, have each been promoted to director level. Their promotions form part of the firm’s commitment to strengthening its leadership team and follow its recent promotion of five new partners.

DSR Tax Claims, based in Nottingham, has appointed Laura Smurthwaite, as tax compliance officer. She joins the compliance team after a career focusing on client care and account management, with a particular focus on the energy industry, most recently at Flame UK.

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Michael Padarin as a corporate partner in its Hong Kong office. Padarin, who practises British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law, will lead the Hong Kong office and specialises in the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds, primarily private equity and venture capital funds, and their related fund sponsor vehicles. Previously he was a partner at international financial centre law firm Walkers, based out of the Cayman Islands’ office.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has appointed two regional account managers with responsibilities across southern areas of England and Wales. Stacey Norris will be managing the south of England region, while Amy Ammar will be focused on the south west and south Wales. Norris joins AAT from the Education Development Trust (EDT), where she worked as a relationship manager and partnership manager. Ammar was previously at Pearson plc in regional development and national account management roles.

Trafalgar House has strengthened its client relationship and trustee secretarial team with the appointment of Jannine Bower as client relationship manager.  She has over 30 years’ experience and has worked with a range of companies within the pensions industry and for in-house companies, such as Barnett Waddingham and SIG plc.

Sara White

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