Howard Biddle has been appointed chief executive at Cambridge Consultants, the European technology and innovation arm of Arthur D Little. He replaces Paul Auton who remains chairman of the board. Biddle also becomes a senior vice president at ADL. He has been a director of Cambridge Consultants since 1989 and managing director since 1994.
Philip Carter has been appointed UK consultancy services manager at technology services company Comdisco. He moves from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was in the global risk management solutions division. Carter has 25 years’ experience in IT, consulting and business continuity planning.
DA Consulting Group has promoted Nim Sanghera to the role of executive vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sanghera has been with DACG since 1991 and has been vice president for Europe since 1991. In a separate move Mike Cotton becomes vice president for Europe.
Management consultant Roger Middleton has been appointed as business development executive for Duhig Berry. Middleton has been with the company since 1994, joining from Bass Brewers. His new position places him in Duhig Berry’s management team.
Chris Fry has been appointed commercial manager at City Projects Consultants. He will be responsible for sales and growth in the business. Fry was previously sales manager at Verity where he was involved in banking and insurance.
IT project manager Steven Root has joined IT consultancy, SkillSet. Root has 12 years’ experience in IT development and project management. His most recent project was with the Hong Kong Airport Authority.
David Thompson, the founder of consultancy Druid, has been appointed chairman of Newcastle Falcons Rugby Football Club. Thompson takes over from Sir John Hall. He founded Druid in 1987.
Shane Henderson has been appointed as a senior regulatory consultant at TCA Consulting. He will be responsible for supplying regulatory advice to TCA’s clients. Henderson was most recently employed within the Securities & Futures Authority’s Complex Groups Division’s policy department. TCA has also appointed Pierre Watson to address the IT needs of asset managers through the promotion of business and technical consultancy.
Philippa Goodyear joins the UK payroll division of CMG. Moving from Cyborg Systems she will be responsible for new business sales. She becomes head of the company’s payroll and personnel sales team.
Quantum Enterprise Development, a strategic management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Quentin Kopp as senior consultant. Kopp has previous experience as a managing director and human resources director of a manufacturing company. He is also a visiting lecturer on change management at Warwick University.
Jo Bond has been appointed managing director of Right Management Consultants. The company specialises in career management consulting, executive coaching and leadership development. Bond was previously the communications and HR director with Coutts Consulting Group.
Clare Spottiswoode, a former UK gas industry regulator, has joined PA Consulting. Moving from water company Azurix, she joins PA’s resources, energy and chemicals practice. She will concentrate on the forthcoming European Union market liberalisation initiatives.
Keith Davies has joined Impact Consulting Services as managing director. He moves from ICL CFM where he was business development director. Impact specialises in supplying IT consultancy solutions.
Telecommunications consultancy, In-Touch Associates, has appointed John Guest as managing consultant. He will take responsibility for the company’s work in cellular communications. In-Touch has also appointed Andrew Macdonald as a managing consultant in the network services division. He joins from Matra Nortel Communications.
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
Accountancy software firm Sage has been hit by a data breach which may have compromised the personal details and bank account details of as many as 300 UK businesses