People in the news: Moore Kingston Smith, BHP, RSM

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at Moore Kingston Smith, BHP and RSM, director promotion at Brown Butler and group CFO at Nordea bank

Moore Kingston Smith has appointed Rob Husband as partner in the general practice team. Joining from Haines Watts where he was previously a partner, Husband brings over 25 years’ experience in advising media businesses and architectural firms.

BHP has named Suzy Harris-Milnes as tax partner. Harris-Milnes was formerly a private client & trust tax associate director at Grant Thornton.

Graham Steele has joined RSM as partner from KPMG where he was a director in the innovation reliefs and incentives team.

Brown Butler has promoted Nicola Taylor to director. She was previously audit manager and has been at the firm since 2013.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has hired Chris Rising as internal audit director. Rising was formerly a senior manager at RSM.

Nordic bank Nordea has appointed Ian Smith as group chief financial officer (CFO) and head of group finance from Virgin Money UK plc where he was also group CFO. Smith will remain in his role at Virgin Money to support an orderly transition until May 2020.

WPP has appointed Sandrine Dufour to its board as a non-executive director. She is currently CFO of Proximus.

Jersey Finance has promoted Allan Wood to global head of business development. He was previously head of business development in western markets.

ICAEW restructuring insolvency & advisory group has named Greg Palfrey as faculty chair. Palfrey is currently national head of restructuring and recovery services at Smith & Williamson.

Phillip King has been named interim small business commissioner and will take up the role with immediate effect. He will head the independent Office of the Small Business Commissioner in Birmingham. King was previously chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The appointment was confirmed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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