Duffy had already announced his resignation from his position at Orange last month after his failure to capture the role of chief executive, and is now reported to be in talks with NTL over the COO job.
The move follows the appointment of former COO of NTL, Stephen Carter, to the position of chief executive of UK communications regulator Ofcom.
The Financial Times has said that no immediate announcement is expected over Duffy’s appointment but that he is thought to be the sole candidate being considered for the position.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016