People Moves: BDO, Mazars, Deloitte Ventures and FCA

People Moves: BDO, Mazars, Deloitte Ventures and FCA

Accountancy Age’s weekly round-up of industry people moves features changes within regulatory bodies, mid-sized accountancy firms and a Big Four subsidy.

People Moves: BDO, Mazars, Deloitte Ventures and FCA

International tax partner joins BDO

Mid-tier accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed Julia McCullagh as international tax partner.

McCullagh, who formerly worked for PwC in both its UK and US functions, will be based in BDO’s London Baker Street office. Supporting the firm’s existing corporate tax practice, she brings several years of international experience across multiple sectors, including consumer markets and pharmaceuticals.

“BDO has a fantastic network of tax specialists both in the UK and internationally so I am excited to build relationships with my new colleagues and further grow the skillset of the team,” said McCullagh, in a press release.

Tim Ferris, Head of Corporate International Tax at BDO, added via email: “Our international tax practice is growing at pace and we are thrilled to welcome Julia to the team.

“BDO is always on the lookout for individuals with this level of knowledge and expertise to complement our home-grown talent and we look forward to further expanding the team in the future.”

Mazars appoints new partner

International accountancy and advisory firm Mazars appointed Chloe Ellis as partner in the firm’s Leeds office.

Ellis will lead a 40-person tax team, bringing experience from her former position at RSM as National Head of Transactions Tax. At Mazars, Ellis will provide bespoke advice to clients while developing the firm’s Leeds tax team.

Oliver Hoffman, Mazars’ Office Managing Partner, said in a press release: “We are delighted to welcome Chloe to both the Leeds office and the partnership.

“Her breadth of experience and strong leadership will be a huge asset in developing our expertise in the tax market, ensuring we offer a dedicated and bespoke service to our clients.”

Climate change leader joins Deloitte Ventures

Dr. Siobhan Gardiner has been appointed as the Climate Change and Environment Lead within Deloitte Ventures, a sub-programme within Deloitte.

Ventures couples disruptive technologies and emerging start-ups with Deloitte’s advisory work. In her new role, Gardiner will work with both clients and internal teams on creating sustainable technologies, like AI and blockchain, utilising the firm’s climate change and environment studio.

Previously a senior manager at Unilever, Gardiner has a PhD in biochemistry, bringing several years of environmental studies to her role within Deloitte.

Scott Campbell, Partner and leader in Deloitte Ventures, said in a press release: “Deloitte Ventures was conceived to find new ways to solve our client’s most urgent business challenges using emerging technologies.

“For the vast majority of organisations today, the leading challenge is how to make their businesses more sustainable, reduce their impact on climate change and achieve net zero emissions. New technologies have the vast potential to help organisations to achieve this, and Siobhan will be leading the team in developing solutions that do so.”

Non-Executive Directors set to join FCA board

Two Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to three-year terms on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) board.

Jeannette Lichner will begin her term on 1 April, while Bernadette Conroy’s term will begin on 1 August, coinciding with the departures of board members Amelia Fletcher OBE and Catherine Bradley CBE.

Chair of the FCA, Charles Randell, said in a statement: “I’m delighted to welcome Jeannette and Bernadette to the FCA Board. They have extensive combined experience both in financial services and a range of public service organisations.”

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