People in the news: BDO, Kingston Smith, FRC

Career news this week includes two partners join BDO from Grant Thornton and KPMG, Kingston Smith gains a senior solicitor, the FRC appoints a memeber to its board to take over from current memeber, Elizabeth Corley

BDO has appointed two partners, Duncan Lamb and Colin Haig, who will join the firm’s corporate finance and business restructuring teams respectively. Lamb joins from Grant Thornton and specialises in advising businesses and investors on mergers and acquisitions, with focus on private equity. Haig joins the firm following seven years at KPMG with more than 30 years’ experience in dealing with high profile administrations, liquidations and restructuring solutions for mid-market businesses, large corporates and public sector organisations.

Vida McShane has joined Kingston Smith as a senior solicitor. She specialises in corporate and commercial law, and has additional expertise in employment law. McShane advises a wide variety of clients, including individuals, SMEs, mid-caps and charities. She has over a decade’s experience in acting for owner managed businesses.

Condies has promoted Pauline Hogg to managing partner. She joined the firm in 2004 and was appointed to partner in 2006. Prior to joining Condies she spent seven years at an Edinburgh-based firm after qualifying as a chartered accountant. She will now be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm, including identifying new services to complement the existing range, the development of talent within the firm and the continued investment in technology.

Andrew Brown has joined Thomas Westcott as a partner, after spending 10 years working in Taunton where he headed a large financial planning team. He has over 30 years' experience working in and with family businesses, as well as in banking, agriculture and the hotel trade. His clients include business owners, senior executives, legal, medical and financial professionals, as well as more vulnerable clients, such as recent widows and divorcees and those approaching retirement.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Mark Zinkula to its board with effect from 1 April. Zinkula is currently CEO of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) and a director of Legal & General Plc. He will succeed Elizabeth Corley who is stepping down after completing her second three year term. Prior to his current role he was CEO of LGIM America for three years, responsible for building a US investment management business focusing on the institutional market.

Carl Douglas, Mikael Hagström, Bruce Mackenzie and Bonnie Van Etten have all been reappointed to the IFRS Foundation’s IFRS Interpretations Committee for a second three-year term, which begins on 1 July. Douglas is corporate controller at CCR Group, a listed Brazilian-based international investor and operator of transportation infrastructure. Hagström works as Senior vice president and chief financial officer at Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles in China. Mackenzie is the managing partner of W Consulting International in South Africa and Van Etten works as NAFTA chief accounting officer at FCA US LLC in the United States.

 

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