People in the news: MHA Larking Gowen, Moore Thompson, Smith Cooper

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at MHA Larking Gowen, 12 promotions at Smith Cooper, and chairman named at Sionic

MHA Larking Gowen has made two appointments: Julie Grimmer as managing partner and Mark Hewitson as partner. Grimmer has been at the firm for 34 years (1984) and is the first woman to be elected to this role at the firm. Hewitson joins from Haines Watts where has was a partner.

Moore Thompson, has announced two senior promotions: Robert Blair from senior manager to partner, and senior tax manager Emma Taylor-Bunting he been promoted to associate.

Smith Cooper, a midlands based accountancy firm, has a number of promotions across its service lines as follows: Natalie Pollard to senior manager (tax advisory), Kimberley Wapplington senior manager (business recovery and insolvency), Ali Raynor       manager (audit), Annabelle Rowlinson manager (accounts), Tara Adams assistant manager (accounts), Matthew Aston assistant manager (audit), Jonathan Dunn assistant manager (audit). The firm has also recruited Adam Rollason as a tax director, previously he was a private business tax manager for Grant Thornton, Harriet Pye-Watson joins as tax manager from Cooper Parry where she was a manager, and Dinesh Pancholi, who is a senior manager joins from Mazars where they worked as an employment taxes senior manager.

Financial services consulting firm, Sionic, has appointed Mark Humphries as chairman. Humphries takes up his role with immediate effect, succeeding Tony Solway, who stepped down at the end of 2020. He is also the chairman of Vendigital, a digital consultancy firm, and financial advisory firm – Wheelhouse Advisors.

Global professional services firm, Alvarez & Marsal, has appointed Abhinav Agarwal as a senior director and will be based in London. Agarwal joins the firm’s Global Transaction Advisory Group from PwC where he was a director for deal analytics.

Buchler Phillips, independent corporate recovery and restructuring firm, has promoted Larry Jobsz to managing partner. Jobsz has been with the firm since joining in 1994.

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Zak Jakubowski |Reporter, Accountancy Daily [2019-2021]

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