This week’s people & moves

Job to die for: head of public sector practice

Dame Sue Street, permanent secretary at the Department of
Culture, Media & Sport, will join Deloitte’s public sector practice
in January following her retirement from the civil service. Dame Sue is one of
the most influential women in Whitehall and has held a number senior roles in
the public sector. Her role at Deloitte will involve advising on the
government’s public sector reform agenda. She will work closely with Mike
Turley, Deloitte’s head of government and public sector, and Heather Hancock,
who runs the firm’s public policy business.

Paul Hefferman and Neil McAree have both
been appointed senior managers to Grant Thornton’s risk management
services practice. Hefferman joins from ABN Amro, where he was a director
responsible for operational risk management of global equities. McAree joins
from Deutsche Bank, where he was vice-president of group audit within the global
markets team.

Marcus Gregson, the former chief executive officer of HSBC
Private Bank, has joined Sand Aire, the wealth management company. Sand
Aire works to help families who are looking to invest their wealth over several
generations, and is based in London.

Guy Kersch and Sarah Teshome have been
appointed as transfer pricing specialists to Grant Thornton’s
international tax practice. Previously Kersch was the European tax counsel for
US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer. Teshome has worked in practice for 15 years and
is an expert in international and corporate tax.

Martina Fitzgerald has been recruited by Fitzgerald
from PwC and will focus on tax-efficient schemes such as film partnerships, tax
for non-UK and non-domicile individuals, and inheritance tax.

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