People in the news: Mazars, Mitchell Charlesworth, DTE, Carey Olsen

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointment at UHY Hacker Young, promotions at Mazars, Mitchell Charlesworth and DTE Business Advisers, and CFO for Grosvenor Estate

UHY Hacker Young has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of new tax partner, Richard Stanley, who will head up the tax team in the Nottingham office. He joins UHY Nottingham following 20 years as a partner at Midlands accountancy firm Smith Cooper. He has also worked for Grant Thornton and PKF over a career spanning more than 30 years. Stanley specialises in tax planning for individuals and owner-managed businesses. He has advised on a range of issues from company reorganisations, shareholder disputes and inheritance tax through to all aspects of personal tax planning.

Mazars continues to strengthen its senior team in the East Midlands, with the promotions of Liam Ruffle, Mark Brayshaw and Andy Hickson to director. All three promotions form part of the firm’s development and succession strategy, to ensure continuity and expansion of client service capability across all of Mazars’ key service lines.

North West accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has expanded its tax team with the appointment of Aaron Phillips as a director of tax. He has over 20 years of experience in both personal and business tax planning. He qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2005 and became a Fellow of the Association of Tax Technicians in 2011. Phillips will be responsible for identifying and advising on tax planning opportunities for both owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. He has rejoined the firm after six years at McLintocks and will be based in the Chester office.

DTE Business Advisers has promoted Jonathan Yip and Jonathan Harris to the role of audit managers in the firm’s accounts and audit department in the Bury head office. Both accountants have to date carried out extensive work for SME clients in various sectors across the Greater Manchester and North West region. Harris joined DTE as a graduate trainee after completing his bachelor’s degree at Lancaster University, and has been with the firm for more than six years now, while Yip worked for three years as an audit executive in Hong Kong before moving to the UK and joining DTE in 2016.

Carey Olsen is adding to its dispute resolution and litigation team in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) with the appointments of associates Catherine O'Connell and Izabella Prusskaya. The latest arrivals reflect the continued build-out of the BVI dispute resolution and litigation team under Alex Hall Taylor QC. O’Connell, who joins Carey Olsen after more than two years at Walkers in the BVI, advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious dispute resolution and insolvency matters. Prusskaya joins the firm after training with Hogan Lovells in Moscow, and practised previously in France, Switzerland and the UK, and has experience advising on a broad range of complex and multijurisdictional litigation and arbitration cases.

Grosvenor Estate has announced a new management structure, confirming the appointment of Rob Davis as chief financial officer, moving from his current role as group finance director of Grosvenor Group. He succeeds Nick Scarles, who will retire from his executive role after 17 years with the organisation.

UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Laura Cameron Long as revitalising trusts manager to lead the Revitalising Trusts Programme and help inactive trusts donate their funds to UKCF, their local community foundation or charities in need. She was previously employed as fundraising and development manager for Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue, and has raised funds for a variety of sectors including the arts, international medical development, and a local hospice.

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