IT services group CMG has appointed Michael Hagan as associate director in its advanced technology division. Hagan will focus on e-commerce and knowledge management projects within the company’s Internet group. Prior to his time at CMG, Hagan was at Logica where he worked in the business consulting group.
Ernst & Young has strengthened its business risk consulting practice with the appointment of three new directors. Ellen Lamparter makes a return to the firm and will focus on integrating people development and organisational solutions. David Williams moves from the firm’s consulting practice and will head up the business risk consulting practice in the southern region. And Derek Dixon moves from Yorkshire Electricity and will focus on the energy sector, initially in a business development role.
Search and selection consultancy JM has appointed Peter Bennett as head of the company. Bennett moves from ING Barings where he was global chief operating officer. He had responsibility for developing and sustaining a risk control infrastructure as well as enhancing revenues.
Chitra Dunn has joined IT consultancy Plato Computer Services as business unit manager for SAP Basis technology. He will take responsibility for managing and developing the SAP R/3 Basis business arena. He will also provide training, career development and account management to team members.
Entec UK, the environmental and engineering consultancy has appointed Gareth Llewellyn as director of service and sector development. Taking a newly created position Llewellyn will be responsible for delivering value added services for clients. He moves from the Environment Agency where he was head of risk analysis and options appraisal. Jim Kersey, a sustainable development expert, has been appointed as principal consultant.
Liz Walker has been appointed as director at SMCS International. Walker who joined the consultancy a year ago was previously an IT project director at Vermilion. She had responsibility for developing IT strategy.
Unisys has appointed Simon Willis as a senior money laundering consultant.
Willis moves from Her Majesty’s Treasury where he was head of the financial crime branch. He was responsible for advising ministers on subjects such as money laundering, fraud and city crime, financial regulation and the financial aspects of organised crime.
Roddy Wells has joined Comax Secure Business Services as training manager.
Wells will be part of the project management and consultancy team. He will manage training delivery and expand the current training team.
Strategic People, the human resource consultancy, has appointed Virginia Donovan as a senior consultant. She will be responsible for developing the local and central government practice. Donovan moves from the London borough of Sutton where she was head of HR policy.
Jake Perks has been appointed as Internet consultant at Wolverhampton based TMS Internet. Moving from the chemical industry Perks will concentrate on Internet solutions for small to medium-sized companies in the engineering, light manufacturing , food and service industries.
Peter Fawcett has joined KPMG Consulting as a principal consultant in the finance sector consulting group. He will take responsibility for IT projects for wholesale and retail banks. He has over 20 years’ experience working as a consultant in the financial services sector with Arthur Andersen, Arthur D Little, Deloitte & Touche and IBM. KPMG has also appointed Richard Ingleton as director responsible for developing IT solutions in areas such as EMU, e-commerce and knowledge and customer management. He moves from Virgin Vie where he was corporate development director.
Mark Dempsey has joined the board of etc as director of consultancy.
He will be involved in etc’s work in SMEs, the public sector and TECs.
The drive towards a fully digital tax regime is an admirable one, but mandation is simply wrong, according to one of the UK's most senior tax technology practitioners - Paul Aplin
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont
Xero unveiled its expanded global partner programme at Xerocon South, the accounting technology conference in Australasia