Nominees are Deloitte & Touche senior partner John Connolly who sealed the merger with Andersen; US Senator Paul Sarbanes, responsible for corporate governance reform that has hit the UK; Mike Rake, KPMG senior partner who chose to protect his firm by backing away from a deal with Andersen; Peter Wyman, president of the ICAEW, who has almost single handedly struggled to rebuild confidence in the profession, and John Ormerod, senior partner at Andersen who may just have secured a future for thousands of Andersen staff.
Our readers will choose the Personality of the Year, and the result will be announced during a gala dinner at the Natural History Museum on 6 November.
Colin responds to the call for 'Darwinism' in accountancy
A new partner, Dermot Callinan, has joined Saffery Champness from KPMG where he was recently the head of the UK private client advisory team
John Mendes has been appointed partner in the City of London office at MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Jon Maile has been promoted to partner in the South East as the head of audit at Grant Thornton