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5 Jul 10

All the latest hot moves

• Condies has appointed Cliff Fleming CA as a partner in the firm. Fleming joins the firm from Baker Tilly where he managed an extensive portfolio of owner-managed businesses. George Primrose, managing partner at Condies, said: “I am delighted that Cliff has agreed to join us as a partner. He has a wealth of experience across the OMB/SME sector which I am sure will be invaluable to the firm and our clients.” 

• Glasgow-based entrepreneurial equity firm Nevis Capital has promoted Ian Buchan to associate director.  Ian has been involved in three completions over the past six months, including the acquisition of Woodside Power Generation.

• Campbell Dallas LLP has expanded its tax team in Paisley with the appointment of VAT specialist Veronica Donnelly. She was the VAT director for the public sector at Ernst & Young, and has more than 20 years’ experience in this area.

Bruce Connelly has joined the Edinburgh office of French Duncan as a tax director.  He joins from law firm Anderson Strathern and brings more than 25 years’ of taxation experience to the role.

• The Professional Oversight Board has made three appointments:

Diane Walters CA, Rudolf Ferscha and Roger Marshall. Diane Walters is a qualified accountant and academic who combines lecturing at Heriot-Watt University with a portfolio of teaching and examining posts. She is also actively involved as a member of ICAS. Rudolf Ferscha has senior management experience in the US and Europe, and was a former chairman of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and Roger Marshall was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and chaired PwC’s Global Audit Policy Board.

Sir John Sunderland, the senior businessman and former CBI president, has been appointed chairman of the Financial Reporting Council’s Corporate Governance Committee. He replaces Baroness Hogg.

Dr Robert Dawkins has been appointed chief investment officer of wealth advisers Towry. He was head of multi-manager at Aberdeen Asset Managers and has previously held senior roles at RBS Asset Management, Coutts, LCF Edmond de Rothschild and John Govett.

Tim Kirk has been appointed as head of the Advisory Services practice, Financial Services at BDO LLP in London to grow the firm’s offering in risk, regulatory and management consulting. Before joining BDO LLP, he ran his own specialist marketing and customer experience consultancy and was a director in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services practice.

Jane Galvin has been appointed chief operating officer and a partner of Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent firm of actuaries and consultants. An actuary herself, Jane has worked with Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group and has more than 28 years’ experience in a number of senior roles with Friends Provident.

Jamie Millar, a partner with Lindsays solicitors, has become the president of the Law Society of Scotland.  He has been vice-president since May 2009, and was the Society’s treasurer for three years. Former area Procurator Fiscal Cameron Ritchie becomes the vice-president.

Deloitte strengthens Scottish team

Deloitte has strengthened its Scottish operations with nine partner and director promotions, along with three senior appointments.

Angela Mitchell has been made a partner and will also lead the Public Sector team in Scotland, where Pat Kenny has been made a director and John Watt CA an associate partner.

In regional financial services, Craig Cosham CA and Kevin Doherty have been made partners, with Edinburgh-based Craig specialising in banking and treasury and Kevin, in Deloitte’s Glasgow office, advising on risk management and information systems.

Other promotions to director level include:

Paul Copland in the central belt core audit team; Fiona Young, Emma Gillies and Neil Campbell in the Scottish consulting practice; Michelle Elliot CA in the reorganisation services team and Ross Millar in the financial services audit practice.

Ian Smith also returns to Deloitte as a partner in the corporate finance team after a spell working in the banking industry.

FD Award for Dana Petroleum’s David Macfarlane

David MacFarlane CA, FD of Dana Petroleum was named the FTSE 250 FD in the 2010 FD Excellence Awards in London. Sushovan Hussain, chief finance officer of Autonomy – the UK’s largest listed software developer – was crowned Finance Director of the Year.

Other individual winners include: John Stchur, Asterand (FD Outside FTSE 350); Marc Bradley, Westbury Street Holdings (Young FD); Stephen Morana, Betfair (Private Company FD).

Corporate winners include: Grant Thornton (Auditor: Large Six); Horwath Clark Whitehill (Auditor: Mid Tier); Lloyds TSB (Bank); Trowers & Hamlins (Legal Firm); and Blackberry/Research in Motion (Technology Firm).

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