People: Rothwell is in the frame

Rothwell, a chartered accountant, was recently interim group finance director at Argos Retail Group and previously group finance director of Greenalls Group, where he worked for 16 years until December 1999.

Chartered accountant Dean Murray has been promoted from commercial director to the new role of chief operating officer at childrenswear specialist Adams. He has worked at Adams for over ten years in a number of finance positions. Dean qualified with KPMG in 1987, moving into the brewing industry in 1988 as an accountant with Manns & Norwich Brewery. He then joined Grand Metropolitan’s brewing division as financial accounting manager.


– Donald Drysdale CA, has been appointed assistant director of taxation at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Formerly a KPMG tax partner, Drysdale has served on the institute’s taxation practices and information technology committees. He has also held senior IT positions, having directed UK tax technology at PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.

– Hugh Collum, chairman of British Nuclear Fuels, has been selected as the winner of this year’s Founding Societies’ Award in light of his early leadership of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors, and of his career as financial director. Collum, aged 61, has enjoyed a career spanning four decades. The award will be presented at the Manchester Society annual dinner on the 14 November 2002.


– Martin Halligan, 35, has successfully completed the Joint insolvency Examination Board exams qualifying him for a insolvency licence. Bradford-born Halligan, who is also a qualified chartered accountant, joined BDO Stoy Hayward 18 months ago and has specialised in business rescue for 17 years. Business recovery partner Tracey Taylor said: ‘Martin’s success is our gain.’

– At just 22, Holly Heald is believed to be one of the youngest financial advisors in the country to have been awarded the advanced financial planning certificate by the Chartered Insurance Institute. Heald, who lives in Norwich, works in the financial services department at Larking Gowen and has been with the firm for just over two years.

– Mary Jane Campbell has been appointed as a partner of Exeter based chartered accountants, Simpkins Edwards. She has been with the firm since August 1998 and she is a member of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Campbell lives on a farm and her accountancy career has followed her interest in agri-culture and regional businesses. She has recently been involved in numerous reports under the farm business advisory Scheme following the foot and mouth epidemic.

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