People: Football FD favourite for league job

  • Football Association finance director Michael Cunnah is the front runner for the vacant Football League chief executive’s job. The other main contender is former Rugby league boss Neil Tunnicliffe. But Cunnah’s appointment would complete a football threesome with Premiership and FA chiefs Richard Scudamore and Adam Crozier.
  • Manchester United finance director David Gill has been elevated to the position of deputy chief executive following the announcement that the club’s chief executive Martin Edwards is to stand down.
  • Financial services group Old Mutual plc has appointed Julian Roberts FCA as its new group finance director. Currently Roberts holds a similar post at Sun Life and Provincial Holdings plc.After qualifying with Price Waterhouse, Roberts held a number of key positions in financial management in the insurance broking industry including Aon Coporation?s insurance interests in the UK.
  • Chris Jackson has been made a partner at MacIntyre Hudson. This follows the continued growth of the MacIntyre Hudson North London office in recent years.
  • Lovewell Blake partner Maurice Land has been appointed a member of the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants. The organisation is charged with providing dentists with specialist help on budgeting, financial and taxes matters.
  • Seven employees from the Derby and Nottingham offices of accountants Cooper-Parry recently raised £5000 for charity Children?s Aid Direct by completing the famous three peaks challenge. Paul Benton, Marie Brough, Nicola Flinton, Jonathan Davis, Julie Pryce, Neil Shaw and Sue Wallbanks scaled Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafeel Pike in 23 hours and 45 minutes.

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