People in the news: Thomas Westcott, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, EY

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partners appointed at Thomas Westcott, MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Deloitte, financial services leader named at EY, and associate director appointed at RSM

EY UK has appointed Anna Anthony as financial services leader, she will take over from Omar Ali, who has led the UK Financial Services business since 2015. Anthony will be the first female financial services leader for the UK firm, and will join the EY UK LLP Board, she was promoted from managing partner at the Big Four firm.

Deloitte has appointed Paul Stephenson and Nikki Mitchell to the roles of UK and North and South Europe (NSE) managing partner for Audit & Assurance respectively. Stephenson is a member of the firm’s UK and NSE Audit & Assurance executives and is a statutory audit partner to a number of entities in the financial services industry. Mitchell is also a statutory audit partner, as well as a vice chair, and has held a range of UK and NSE leadership roles

Thomas Westcott has appointed Peter Lomax as a partner to its Weston-super-Mare office. Wescott joins from KPMG where he was a director.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Paul Winrow as technical partner. Winrow will lead the technical department within the firm’s audit practice. He joins from Baker Tilley International where he was previously international director of professional standards.

RSM has named Irina Cheburdanidze associate director to its Edinburgh office. Cheburdanidze joins from RSM Leeds where she worked as a financial reporting manager.

ReSolve has named Russell Payne as director of the business advisory firm. Payne joins from LER Consultant where he was a director/consultant.  

Communication company, WPP, has elected Tom Ilube to its board as an independent non-executive director. Ilube is a non-executive director of the BBC, where he serves on the audit and risk committee and chairs the fair-trading committee.

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