Links: One FD in, one out at Xansa
He has already joined the firm and will take over the role from Paul Heiden on 1 January when Heiden leaves to join engineering group FKI. Shilston, 57, had previously worked for Enterprise Oil as finance director until its take-over by Shell earlier this year.
The appointment of Shiltson is the third such high profile announcement made by Rolls-Royce in the last month. He follows Schlumberger’s Euan Baird, who will replace Ralph Robins as chairman next year, and Axel Arendt, former chief financial officer at EADS, who becomes chairman of Rolls-Royce Deutschland.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements