People in the news: PwC, RSM, LITRG

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a leader of financial services risk and regulation at PwC, RSM appoints an associate director as well as promoting two employees to managing partners, head of team appointment at LITRG

PwC has appointed Sarah Isted as leader of its financial services risk and regulation practice. Isted takes over from George Stylianides, who has led the practice since 2014 and will continue to lead PwC’s EMEA and global risk practices. Isted has been with PwC for 22 years and a partner for 10 years. She leads PwC’s work helping clients deal with their governance, accountability and cultural challenges and has been part of PwC’s financial services risk and regulation community for four years. Prior to this, she was head of people for the firm’s UK assurance practice and before that led the government and public sector assurance practice in London.

Justin Chait has joined BDO as an international audit partner. Chait joins the firm following 12 years at KPMG and specialises in asset management, property and fund administration companies.

RSM has appointed Mike McDonald as an associate director in its technology and management consulting service line. McDonald is a programme manager with over 18 years project and operational experience helping businesses to implement complex IT projects to support commercial aims. He has worked with a number of large brands including AMEC PLC, Hewden Stuart, BPP, Hunter Boots, Charles Tyrwhitt and Fenwick Department stores; and brings a range of retail, professional services, transport, construction and education sector expertise. The firm has also appointed Claire Leece and Jonathan Lowe as regional audit managing partners for its North East and Scotland region, and the North West, respectively. Leece, who joined the firm in 2003, is an audit and assurance partner with significant experience working with owner managed businesses, charities and educational organisations. Lowe, who joined the firm as a graduate trainee in 2004, is an audit and assurance partner in the North West with significant experience working with owner managed businesses, private equity backed organisations and AIM listed companies. He also specialises in a range of sectors, including TMT (technology, media and telecoms), distribution and leisure and hospitality. 

Crowe UK has appointed Christine Dobson as an audit and advisory partner in its corporate team. Dobson joins from a Big Four firm where she was an audit director. She will be based in Crowe’s Thames Valley office.

Shona Campbell has joined Henderson Loggie from KPMG as a director in the firms Edinburgh office and will be responsible for providing advice to stressed and distressed companies, predominantly in the Central Belt. Campbell has twenty years of experience, most recently providing debt advice to small and medium sized companies with KPMG. Prior to that she worked as a senior manager in restructuring teams for KPMG and Deloitte.

Victoria Todd has been appointed as head of team at the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), replacing Robin Williamson who has retired. Todd (CTA Fellow) steps up from senior technical manager for LITRG, a role she has filled since 2015. She joined LITRG in 2005 as Welfare Rights Technical officer to look at the interactions between tax and benefits, becoming a technical officer in 2011 after completing the Association of Tax Technician (ATT) exams.

Lindsey Atterbury has been appointed director of legal services at Duncan & Toplis Probate Services. She joins Duncan & Toplis with 30 years’ experience in private client law and is a specialist in the administration of estates, lasting powers of attorney, probate,  taxation and succession issues having been a partner and a consultant in several high profile law firms in the region over her time in practice.

Report by Amy Austin

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