People in the news: KPMG, Quantuma, Jeffreys Henry

In this week’s accountancy career moves, interim CEO appointed at Chartered IIA, board director hired at PASA, KPMG announces chair for south region and promotions at Jeffreys Henry and Quantuma

KPMG has appointed Andrew Morgan as chair for the south region. Morgan has been with KPMG for the duration of his career, first joining in 1988, and will continue his role as senior partner for Reading. He succeeds Karen Witton, who has stepped down after four years to focus on a global role for the firm’s Tax function.

Buzzacott has appointed Antoine Housden as head of financial services tax, he joins Buzzacott from EY, where he worked as a director in the wealth and asset management tax practice.

Haysmacintyre has appointed James Walker as a partner in its private client team. Walker joins from Buzzacott LLP, where he was a partner and head of private clients. He also specialises in the taxation of non doms and offshore trust and company structures.

Crowe has hired Julia Poulter as a partner, she will be working with the non-profits team. Poulter joins form BDO where she was a director and has 18 years' experience across charities and the not for profit sector. She is currently chair of local homelessness charity, Latch.

Roffe Swayne has appointed Alex Temlett as a partner in the audit team. Temlett joins from Rawlinson & Hunter and has over 18 years’ combined experience there and at EY where he trained. He is a member of ICAS and an associate of CIOT.

Mercer & Hole has promoted Jacqui Gudgion to corporate and business tax partner. Gudgion has spent the majority of her career working with business and individual entrepreneurial clients and has developed strong relationships with professional and commercial contacts.

Quantuma has appointed Louise Durkan as a partner at its Bristol office. Durkan joins from Deloitte, where she spent more than 10 years in the firm’s financial advisory practice.

Jeffreys Henry has promoted Bhimal Hira to business development partner. Since joining the firm in 2008, Hira has supported the firm’s international expansion through Morison KSi.

Carey Olsen has made three senior promotions in its Jersey office which will see Will Whitehead and Louise Woolrich become counsels and Arindam Madhuryya made a senior associate. Whitehead joined in 2005 and specialises in commercial property transactions and regulatory matters. Woolrich joined in 2011 and is an experienced advocate and trust litigator. Madhuryya joined in 2014 and is a member of the investment funds and corporate team, specialising in advising on investment funds matters.

Chartered IIA has appointed of John Wood as interim CEO, he specialises in advising organisations who are going through change and growth. Wood previously worked as the director of J.W. Resourcing and replaces Dr Ian Peters, who left the organisation in December 2019.

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) appoints Paul Sturgess as board director. Sturgess was previously the PASA membership & funding committee chair. He will replace Tracy Weller who stepped down on 31 December 2019 after three years in the position.

Aryaka has hired Brad Kinnish as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Aryaka, he was CFO at Marin Software, a publicly traded, software as a service (SaaS) company focused on digital advertising.

The Centre for Policy Studies has appointed Michael Spencer as chair of its board of directors. Spencer is currently the chairman of IPGL, his investment company, and a director of CME, the global markets group. Lord Saatchi is retiring as chairman, after a decade in the role.

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