People in the news: RSM, Mercer & Hole, ICAEW

In this week’s accountancy career moves, two partners promotions at RSM, two directors named at Mercer & Hole, vice president elected at ICAEW, and CFO appointed at Deutsche Finance International

RSM has appointed Derek McAllan as a partner to grow and enhance the firm’s accounting and advisory team in the Thames Valley. McAllan was previously a partner at KPMG. RSM has also appointed Chris Nobbs as a partner to the firm’s business advisory arm in Milton Keynes. Nobbs was previously an executive director at EY.

Mercer & Hole has made two promotions, Lynsey Lord and Alice Pearson have been promoted to director in the firm’s private client team. Lord and Pearson were both promoted from senior tax manager positions.

Grant Thornton has appointed Trent Gazzaway, currently national managing partner for audit quality and innovation at Grant Thornton US, as global leader for quality joining the network’s global leadership team. Gazzaway will take up his position from 1 November and will report directly to global CEO, Peter Bodin.

KPMG has appointed Alfonso Marone as UK head of deal advisory for the technology, media & telecoms sector, after almost three years as a partner with the firm.

Deutsche Finance International, the pan-European private equity real estate investor, has appointed Ben McComb as chief financial officer. McComb joins from Henderson Park Capital Partners where he was also chief financial officer.

ICAEW has elected Mark Rhys vice-president for 2021-22. Rhys will take over the role from current Vice-President Julia Penny in June 2021. He is currently an audit partner with Deloitte, focussing on audit quality and risk management.

Azets Group, advisory and business services group, has appointed Colin Haig as head of restructuring and Matthew Richards as a partner in the restructuring team. Haig joins Azets from BDO, where he was a restructuring partner. Richards joins the Azets team from Grant Thornton where he was a director and licensed insolvency practitioner in the business advisory team.

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