People in the news: RSM, Deloitte Legal, CVR Global, UHY Hacker Young, FRC

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at RSM, Deloitte Legal and CVR Global, internal promotions at UHY Hacker Young and senior appointments at FRC and IESBA

RSM has strengthened its Hull team with two senior appointments. At partner level, Pete Adams has joined the audit team from Smailes Goldie where he was also a partner. Previously, he worked at PwC for 16 years and has over 18 years’ audit and assurance experience working with owner-managed businesses, listed companies, international groups, charities, and private equity backed businesses. Aysha Marley has also joined RSM as a tax director from PwC with over 12 years’ experience of working with private clients on personal tax issues, where she specialised in tax planning, succession issues, inheritance tax and sales and capital gains advice.

Insolvency and restructuring firm CVR Global has hired Darren Reeds as a partner from Deloitte where he spent over five years as head of financial advisory services for the Big Four firm’s insolvency and restructuring division in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He specialises in fund recovery, and cross-border litigation and enforcement procedures. He will be based at the London office.

Deloitte Legal has appointed two partners, Andrew Lilley and Liz Pierson. Lilley will be responsible for building Deloitte Legal’s employment law practice, focusing on all aspects of employment law and employee relations. He was at Travers Smith LLP until 2015 where he was managing partner since 2010. He started his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He sits on the advisory board of Rare Recruitment, which places talent from diverse and socially disadvantaged backgrounds across investment banks, law firms and professional services firms. Pierson joins Deloitte as legal lead for the reward practice and will lead a team of around 20 lawyers offering legal advice on executive remuneration, equity and incentives. She joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where she has been partner since September 2017. Previously she worked as a senior counsel at Clifford Chance for four years and in-house at Virgin Media.

UHY Hacker Young has strengthened its management team in Nottingham following a number of promotions. Julie Parry and Michelle Cox have been promoted to the roles of senior audit manager and senior tax manager respectively to help manage business growth and development at UHY Nottingham. Rebecca Roberts has also been promoted to manager and heads up UHY’s cloud accounting offering.

Simon Dingemans has been appointed chair of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), and will lead its transition into a newly established regulator called the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). He is the recently retired chief financial officer of FTSE 100 pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. He will be supported by Jon Thompson, who has been named as CEO to replace outgoing Stephen Haddrill who leaves the troubled regulator this October. Thompson will start this autumn when he leaves his post as head of the HMRC, where he has been CEO and permanent secretary for three years. He is a career civil servant with a public sector finance background. Before joining HMRC he headed up the finance team at the Ministry of Defence. A replacement for Thompson is currently being recruited.

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) has reappointed Stavros Thomadakis as chairman for a further one-year renewable term commencing 1 January 2020, which was recently approved by the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).

Sara White | 26-07-2019

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