People: Practice movers

Alison Foster

, 47, has joined Kent-based firm Creaseys as a corporation tax manager. Foster previously spent 14 years in commercial tax gained mainly in the City. She lives near Eastbourne and is a keen sportswoman.

Five new partners have been appointed at Mazars Neville Russell. They are Ian Abrey (personal tax) and Fiona Taylor (corporate recovery), both based in London; Matt Beckley (corporate finance), based in Stockport; Jac Berry (audit and marketing), based in Luton; and Peter Jibson (managing partner, Scotland), based in Glasgow.

James & Cowper has announced the appointment of Robert Holland as a new partner based at the firm’s Newbury office. Holland joins the firm after six years as a partner with the Cardiff office of Grant Thornton.

Amanda Rodger also joins the firm’s Newbury office as a tax manager. Rodger is previously from the Inland Revenue’s Newbury and Reading offices where she spent the last 13 years, latterly as a senior tax inspector.

Hunter & Partners has announced the appointment of David Brookes as partner. He joins the existing partners Charles Hunt and Stephen Scurr from a practice in Billinghurst where he was a partner for five years. Prior to this, Brookes worked as senior manager in a medium-sized firm in Hampshire and with a Big Five firm in Southhampton.

Larking Gowen has promoted three staff members to managerial positions. Ian Barber, Andrew Brookes and Fenn have been appointed and will be based at Larking Gowen’s offices in Holt, Norwich and Diss respectively. Barber, was previously a supervisor at Larking Gowen has worked for the firm for the last nine years. Brookes has been based at their Norwich office for eight years. Fenn, who is now a manager in the Diss office joined the company just over two years ago.

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