He takes over from outgoing finance director Howard Evans from 18 June.
Evans was widely believed to be another casualty of the boardroom clearout
engineered by chief exec Mike Lawrie after he took over last year following a
failed management buyout.
In a statement to the Stock Exchange this week, Lawrie said: ‘Jim is a highly
experienced executive with a proven track record of delivering value during
times of major change. His energy, expertise and knowledge of the technology
sector will be important to us.’
Further powers are being sought by HMRC, but it is ‘failing’ to use those it already has, such as Conduct Notices, says RPC
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"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group