Richard Meddings, finance director of Standard Chartered Bank and a member of
the government’s crisis cabinet during the first bank bail out, has been named
Blue Chip FD of the Year in the 2009 Accountancy Age Awards.
The judges said: “This has been an exceptional year for Richard. Not only has
he played a great part in leading the bank from the front, but he has put his
personal reputation on the line in advising government on how to handle the
The awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Battersea Park Arena on
Wednesday with almost 1,000 guests from across the profession.
Among other winners were Tony Lomas, the PwC partner in charge of the Lehmans
administration, who was voted Personality of the Year by Accountancy Age
readers, and Douglas Flint, group finance director at HSBC, who received the
award for Outstanding Industry Achievement.
Other winners included BDO’s transfer pricing team in Tax Team of the Year,
and KPMG for Audit Team of the Year.
The Accountancy Age Awards 2009 winners:
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'