This week’s people and moves


Sue Bonney, head of KPMG’s UK tax practice

KPMG has made several leadership appointments. SUE BONNEY
is promoted to head of KPMG’s UK tax practice and joins the UK board. Currently
CFO, Bonney succeeds COLIN COOK who is promoted to the position
of CEO of its UK firm. MALCOM EDGE will become vice chairman of
the UK firm and SCOTT CORMACK has been promoted to head of

Grant Thornton has appointed SANDY KUMAR as director of its
risk management practice. Kumar was previously head of internal audit for the
business and IT department of the banking group UFJ International. He will
develop GT’s financial services capabilities. Kumar also worked as an internal
auditor for Standard Chartered Bank.

The City of London Corporation, the authority that takes care of London’s
business district, has recruited CHRIS BILSLAND as its finance
director. Currently corporate director of resources at Somerset County Council,
Bilsland will take up the post later in the year. The City of London has less
than 8,000 residents, but its 320,000 commuters earn billions daily for the UK.
Bilsland believes that ‘the City of London Corporation provides special services
and facilities for London and the UK that makes it unique.’

GORDON HODGEN has been promoted to director at RGL Forensic
Accountants. Formerly litigation and business valuation specialist, Hodgen has
been with the firm for more than seven years. In his new role, Hodgen will be
required to grow the firms three core areas, forensic and investigative
accounting, economic loss calculation and business valuation.

Tenon has recruited MARTIN KIRBY as its managing director in
the North West and Neil Gray as its business services director in Nottingham.
Kirby, who will be responsible for managing five offices, was one of the
founding partners of the North West practice and is a member of Tenon’s
management board.

NICK REED, a director at PwC in Leeds, joins R3 the
Association of Business Recovery Professionals as its Yorkshire chairman. Taking
over from Robert Brown, Reed has experience in corporate recovery and
refinancing options for struggling businesses. Reed said: ‘There are a lot of
options open to businesses and we need to help directors make the most of them.’

Ernst & Young has hired 29 partners in the UK. With a workforce of 8,000
across 21 offices in Britain and fourth in the Accountancy Age top 50 survey,
Ernst & Young chairman, MARK OTTY says ‘the new leadership
team is ready to face the challenge of a dynamic and demanding marketplace.’

GEOFF LEWIS becomes head of asset management for Rowan Asset
Management. Formerly with Reit Asset Management as its management director,
Lewis has more than ten years experience in commercial property, strategy,
planning development and refurbishment projects.

NICK WILLIAMS is the new group finance director of Clearlab
Internationals. Williams was formerly with the industrial valve manufacturer and
distributor, Truflo Group, for three years before it was recently acquired by
IMI plc for £120m.

JONATHAN NICHOLLS joins Old Mutual as its group finance
director. Nicholls has been finance director at Hanson since 1998. He succeeds
Julian Roberts who leaves the company. Acting finance director Richard Hoskins
moves on to become the company’s finance director of its US operations.

Jobs of the week


E&Y is currently looking to recruit individuals at the Associate level

within our internal audit services group. For these roles we are
ideally looking for candidates who have experience of working within
the Energy, Chemical & Utilities sector, Industrial Products sector,
Consumer Products sector or Technology & Communications sector.

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Based at our Head Office in Abingdon, we are seeking an experienced
Financial Controller to manage, control and report on all areas of
Miele’s finances. Ideally you will have qualified to degree standard
with 3-5 years post CIMA.

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