Hammers FD faces uncertain future

West Ham United might have avoided financial relegation, but could FD Nick
Igoe face a red card? Following the struggling club’s partial takeover by David
Sullivan and David Gold, details are sketchy on the future of the FD.

He was praised by Gold for his role in the sale process and, while reports
said the new owners have refused to confirm where his future lies, a spokesman
said there was “no authority or substance” behind claims he would imminently

Steve Webster, who has served as CFO of plumbing and heating products group
Wolseley for 15 years, leaves following the completion £1bn capital raising in
April 2009, and the sale of its Stock Building Supply business.John Martin takes
the role from 1 April 2010, joining from Alchemy Partners.

A council finance chief has taken voluntary redundancy, days after winning an
award for his work. Bridgend Council told Gareth Moss he was being recommended
for redundancy despite winning an award for best local government finance
director from Local Government Chronicle, according to reports.

So here’s a tough job to sell – who wants to be the FD of one of the world’s
biggest and most famous media companies? Warner Brothers is on the lookout for a
vice-president CFO for the UK. “A senior leadership role overseeing the
accounting, planning and internal control environment of Warner Bros’ UK
businesses,” is the job description.

Forensics specialist Andrew Conti will apply his skills at Baker Tilly. He
joins as an associate director in its forensic services team in London. He
specialises in investigating white collar crime and corruption. Conti joins from
Deloitte where he advised on a number of civil litigation disputes. His new role
will see him provide support to both law firms and corporate clients, alongside
the other main forensic partners Marcus McCaffrey and Tony Chapman.

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