THE FORMER global chief information officer of mobile phone maker Nokia has joined Ernst & Young as a partner.
John Clarke (pictured) takes the partner role in the operational transaction services (OTS) practice at the Big Four firm.
Prior to his latest move, Clarke held a variety of senior roles, including as chief technology officer at Tesco and member of the independent assurance panel at the government Identity Passport Scheme. He has also held worked at Accenture, Nortel and Boston Consulting.
Michel Driessen, head of Ernst & Young’s UK & Ireland OTS team, said: “It is testament to our success and reputation in the market that we are able to welcome John, who has extensive industry experience and has worked for some of the world’s leading organisations.
“This investment in top talent won’t stop here – as part of the team’s market leadership strategy, we will continue to attract, retain and develop the best people.”
Richard Cameron-Williams, who joined RGL on the graduate programme in September 2005, has been appointed partner with effect from April 1
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon