People in the news: Milsted Langdon, Crowe, UHY Hacker Young, BP

In this week’s accountancy career moves, a partner appointment at Cowgills, directors hires at UHY Hacker Young and Crowe, a CFO promotion at BP and a chair promotion at Milsted Langdon

Cowgills has promoted corporate finance director Sam Davies, to partner. Davies joined Cowgills during summer 2018, from Knight Corporate Finance where he was an associate director.

Milsted Langdon has promoted partner, Tim Close as chair. Close has held a position at the firm since 1989 – just one year after the firm was founded. He takes over from founding partner, Jonathan Langdon, who will be stepping down from the position after more than three decades.

UHY Hacker Young has hired Robert Kidson as managing director in its corporate finance team. Kidson joins after being partner and head of corporate finance in London at MHA Macintyre Hudson for over four years. He started his career at Barclays and held senior positions at a number of leading investment banks before moving into corporate finance.

Crowe has appointed Grant Summers as director of tax solutions. Summers joins from Grant Thornton where he worked as an equity partner.

Grant Thornton has appointed Malcolm Lowe-Lauri as head of healthcare consulting. Previously, Lauri was executive director of Cambridge University Health Partners.

KPMG hired Geraldine Lawlor as global head of financial crime. Lawlor was formerly group head of financial crime at Barclays. 

BP has promoted Murray Auchincloss as CFO following the retirement of Brian Gilvary who has had a 34-year career with BP, including over eight years as CFO. Auchincloss will begin his new role on 1 July 2020. Gilvary and Auchincloss will work together between now and the end of June to ensure an orderly transition. Auchincloss qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst.

The Charity Commission has appointed Joanne Prowse and Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE to the regulator’s board. They replace Catherine Quinn and Laurie Benson whose terms of office came to an end on 13 November 2019. Prowse is currently chief executive of the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). Gulamhuseinwala is CEO and chair of Open Banking Ltd.

Clifford Chance has appointed partner Dan Neidle as London leader of the tax, pensions and employment (TPE) practice. He takes over the role from Chris Davies, who will continue as global practice leader. Neidle has been a partner at the law firm since 2008, having joined as a trainee in 1998.

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