People in the news: Mazars, Armstrong Watson, Bishop Fleming

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, Mazars appoints a managing partner in Scotland, a partner specialising in healthcare joins Armstrong Watson, Bishop Fleming gains a director of finance

Laura Clarkson has been appointed as managing partner at Mazars in Scotland, comprising Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow offices. She succeeds Margaret Laidlaw who has been at the firm since 2013. Clarkson has been a partner at Mazars for five years, with particular expertise in advisory services for the legal and healthcare sectors. Her new role will continue to be heavily client-focused, with additional responsibility for growth, business development and client satisfaction in Scotland.

Morag Miller has joined Armstrong Watson as a partner in its Leeds office. Miller joins from BDO and has extensive experience within the medical sector, having worked with NHS organisations (primary and secondary care) and latterly, GPs, providing compliance, advisory and consultancy services.

Bishop Fleming has appointed Frances Teague as director of finance. She joins the firm from Debenhams where she was senior finance manager. She has had an extensive career in a number of accountancy and financial controller roles, having trained and qualified in Birmingham, followed by roles at PwC, the Regional Development Agency and Ashfords, solicitors.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have appointed Marshall Bailey as chair of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd (FSCS) with effect from 1 April 2018. Bailey succeeds Lawrence Churchill who is stepping down after two successful terms. Bailey has worked in financial services for over two decades, and has held senior positions in a number of firms. He has worked on issues around financial reform and conduct, most recently on the Board of UKFI.

Hospitality laundry and linen supplier CLEAN has appointed Kevin Godley as Chief Financial Officer. Godley joins CLEAN after spending five years at Gama Aviation Plc where he helped steer the company from a private equity backed business onto the AIM market through the reverse merger acquisition of Hangar8 Plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Moore Stephens LLP.

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