Link: Members split on merger
At a meeting in London today, the bodies announced plans to go forward with consolidation.
The plans will see the three bodies retain their seperate qualifications and exams, but with one president and one council.
Over 2,000 readers took part in a mergere survey, with a slight majority – 50.4% – in favour and 49.6% against.
Among the readers’ who revealed their qualifications showed more than two-thirds of ICAEW members (70%) were against a merger, while the vast majority of members from CIMA and CIPFA (80%) favour the merger.
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'