This week’s people & moves

Job to die for: FD of Moss Bros

Moss Bros has decided that Michael Hitchcock is the
best suited person for the role of FD, which is why he gets our gong for job of
the week. Hitchcock joins from book publishers Ottakers where he was FD and has
held senior finance positions within companies such as Diaego and Rank.
Hitchcock, who will also be responsible for logistics and IT, said he was glad
for the opportunity to work with the ‘management team and drive forward a
business with great brands’.

Andrew Gordon, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
since 1998, has been named head of the firm’s investigations group within the UK
forensic services practice. Gordon has 15 years forensic accounting experience
and has been involved in the investigations into Holocaust victims’ funds at
Swiss banks and European insurers.

Nick Prior takes on the position of senior partner within
Deloitte’s public private partnerships practice. For the past two
years, Prior has been in charge of the private finance unit at the Ministry of
Defence, while on secondment from partnerships UK.

Alasdair McLaren joins Saffery Champness and will
be given the responsibility for dealing with client services and business
development. McLaren previously worked for a trust group as client services
manager in the British Virgin Islands and is a member of ICAS, as well as the
Securities Institute.

Richard Mannion The former president of the Chartered
Institute of Taxation is to become the national tax director at Smith &
. Earlier this year Mannion was awarded the lifetime achievement
award by LexisNexis Taxation Awards.

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