In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at Moore Kingston Smith and Clyde & Co, trustees for CABA, and audit committee changes at British Land
Moore Kingston Smith LLP has appointed Jeremy Read as partner and he brings considerable experience in auditing and assisting listed global organisations, having spent 25 years working in Big Four and mid-tier firms. He has a strong history of supporting high growth scaling businesses and venture-backed companies, as well as emerging listed groups.
Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the hire of Penrose Foss as a partner in its London-based accountants' liability and regulatory investigations team. He has been the general counsel at mid-tier accountancy firm RSM for a decade. She has extensive experience of advising at board level on major risk management issues as well as defending complex, high value professional negligence claims, large scale regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.
CABA, the charity supporting the wellbeing of chartered accountants and their families, has named three new trustees. The first is Angela Catlin, a chartered accountant with over nine years’ banking experience. She has spent the last two years as an associate director in the investor relations team at Lloyds Banking Group. With 25 years’ experience in the finance industry, chartered accountant Fay Ashwell brings a wealth of knowledge with her to CABA. For the last 13 years, she has been executive director and chief operating officer at Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd. Also joining is Natalie Hall, a senior coach practitioner who specialises in emotional intelligence, resilience and wellbeing coaching for leaders and organisations. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she was a M&A partner at Deloitte.
Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has appointed ex-Microsoft global director, Gordon McIntosh, as chief technical officer furthering their specialism in the fintech space. He has spent the last decade working at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington. His most recent role at the tech giant was global director of service engineering for Microsoft’s volume licensing and OEM businesses.
The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has hired Deborah Murphy as the newly created post of membership manager. Murphy has been involved in the compliance and regulated industries for more than 13 years. Prior to joining FCSA, she spent three years as head of customer onboarding for contractor accountancy firm, Danbro, responsible for handling registrations and compliance for umbrella, CIS and PSC customers.
British Land has appointed Loraine Woodhouse as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 March 2021. Woodhouse will chair the audit committee from 31 March at which time Preben Prebensen will step down from his role as interim chair of audit but remain a member of the committee.
Dalriada Trustees, a provider of independent professional trustee services, has appointed Leanne Coomber and Aimee Nguyen as trustees. Coomber has over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry managing both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to joining Dalriada, she was trustee governance manager for pharmaceutical company Bayer’s £1.5bn UK pension scheme. Nguyen has 10 years’ experience of working in pensions, most recently at Tesco where she was a pensions manager on its defined benefit scheme.
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