Move of the month
[QQ]John Durrell has become principal in AT Kearney’s global automotive practice. He will advise clients on pricing, marketing, growth and acquisition strategies. He has 13 years’ consulting experience in Europe and the US[QQ] What is your biggest fear?[QQ] Companies missing profits which they should rightfully have, through inattention in the marketplace[QQ] Which company do you most admire?[QQ] Ford, for the nature and scale of its opportunities, as well as for its history[QQ] What is your greatest professional achievement?[QQ] Adding considerable profits to an automobile company by improving the market effectiveness of its promotional spending[QQ] What is your greatest professional regret?[QQ] The limited and ineffective implementation of the above through changes of management[QQ] Which phrase do you overuse?[QQ] It’s do-able.[QQ] What was your last cultural experience?[QQ] Walking down the street – life in London can be culturally invigorating[QQ] What is the next “hot issue” in consultancy?[QQ] Revenue management[QQ] Which organisation would you like to turn around?[QQ] Ford – if it is not careful much of its potential will go unrealised[QQ] Which two words turn your stomach?[QQ] Speed limit[QQ] What would you like to be doing in ten years time?[QQ] I hope I haven’t thought of it yet”[QQ] In conversation with Martin Coyle. Moves[QQ]EC Harris has announced the appointment of seven new partners and 17 new associates to bolster its consultancy services. [QQ]Andy Jackson has been appointed at City Project Consultants as a recruitment specialist. Jackson has previous experience at TFPL where he was business development manager. [QQ]David Hough has been appointed principal consultant by business consultancy Cornwell Affiliates. Hough joins from PwC and will help develop the company’s financial management practice. He will focus on service offerings such as finance transformation and business process improvement. [QQ]Angus Weir has joined independent business IT consultancy CITL as managing consultant within the enterprise technology services practice. He joins from Amdahl where he was a project manager. [QQ]Nigel Vowles is to join recruitment and HR company Breckenridge Consultants. He joins from First National Bank. [QQ]Ernst & Young has made Tim Pagett partner responsible for investment banking and capital markets risk management. Pagett will also co-ordinate the firm’s operational risk service capabilities. He moves from the firm’s Australian practice where he was a partner in the banking and financial services group. [QQ]David Jones has been appointed as manager of the business consulting division of Arthur Andersen Consulting in Leeds. Jones has worked in the government and financial services sectors. [QQ]NDS, which provides digital broadcasting technology and solutions, has formed a business consulting group. The group will be headed by Richard Cross who joins the company as director of business consulting. Cross has previously worked for Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young. [QQ]Business and IT consulting firm, American Management Systems, has appointed Raj Dosanjh as chief e-commerce officer for its European telecommunications practice. He moves from AT&T where he was director of e-commerce solutions. [QQ]Les Gerrelli has joined EC Harris as PFI director of the new PFI/PPP business unit. Gerrelli will be responsible for devising strategy and developing the service of the unit. He was previously director of building at Kvaerner Technology. [QQ]Janice Rowsell has moved to Fairplace Consulting as a senior consultant. She moves from Credit Lyonnais where she was head of personnel. Rowsell will be involved in advising companies on career and human resources management issues. [QQ]Iain Nicol has been appointed by Genesys Consultants as a senior consultant. He takes responsibility for developing and extending the company’s retail sector. Nicol has previously been involved in retail projects for Harrods, Asda and Focus Do-It-All. [QQ]Aspect Development has appointed Robert Evans, a former partner at Andersen Consulting, as president and chief operating officer. Evans was a partner in Andersen’s global supply chain practice. [QQ]Wale Shonibare has moved to WS Atkins Management Consultants to head up PFI business development. He will focus on providing financial and procurement advice to public sector clients. [QQ]Druid has appointed Vic Skelton as relationship manager for its enterprise relationship management division. Skelton joins from Gamut Technologies, recently acquired by Druid. [QQ]Logica has announced the appointment of Eddy Collier as UK director of consulting. He moves from Mercer Management Consulting where he was a strategy partner. He was previously head of investment bank consulting at Ernst & Young. [QQ]Manugistics has appointed Gregory Owens as chief executive and president of the company. Owens is a former global managing partner of Andersen Consulting’s supply chain management practice. He will focus on raising the company’s standing in the supply chain sector. [QQ]Dr Steve Bone has joined the technology and innovation practice of consultants Arthur D Little. He moves from The Generics Group where he was director of business innovation. Bone rejoins Arthur D Little having previously been a specialist in research and performance improvement at the company in 1995.
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