This week’s people and moves…

Job to die for: group fd at Hitachi Capital

This week’s top job goes to Robert Gordon, who takes the
reins at financial services business Hitachi Capital as group finance
director. Gordon, who replaces Barbara Iverson, was previously managing director
of Hitachi Capital Business Finance. He will take up the position in October.
Prior to joining, HCBF Gordon was at lending company Finova Capital as finance
director and chief operating officer.

Nick Cartwright is to become the corporate tax director of
Smith & Williamson. Cartwright, who previously worked at Vantis,
specialises in the shipping sector. Cartwright said: ‘It would be interesting to
see shipping once again widely accepted as a suitable alternative investment.
I’m looking forward to developing it as a business area.’

John Graham has been appointed as life actuarial director in
the financial markets group at mid-tier firm Grant Thornton. Graham has
17 years experience working around the world, most recently in Cape Town. He
also has particular expertise in health markets in South Africa and risk
actuarial design in Australia.

Dennis Dixon joins the tax litigation team at legal firm
McGrigors following a stint as tax barrister at HM Revenue &
Customs. During his time at HMRC, Dixon was one of the main legal advisers in
the anti-avoidance group. He was also involved in the offshore fraud project.

Phil Tarling – formerly with BDO Stoy Hayward – has been
recruited by Bentley Jennison. Tarling will be based in the Fareham
office, where he will act as lead internal audit partner for the south coast and
international projects. He will be responsible for developing the firm’s
management business.

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