People in the news: Clemence Hoar Cummings, EY, Insolvency Service

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, two graduates join Clemence Hoar Cummings, EY combines its technology and data analytics team to create a tax technology and transformation group, and the Insolvency Service Board replaces three non-executive directors

Clemence Hoar Cummings has taken on two trainees after being impressed by their work experience placements. Graduates Smita Haulkhory and Shane Barrs will start their training with the firm so that they can work towards achieving an ACA qualification. Haulkhory joins the practice having completed a degree in business management at Anglia Ruskin University. She will work within the corporate department assisting clients such as limited companies, GPs and sole traders with their accounts and audits. Barrs will be working alongside her providing support to colleagues with accounts production and personal and business tax compliance having attained a degree in accounting and finance.

EY has combined its Tax Performance Advisory and Tax Technology and Data Analytics Services teams to create a Tax Technology and Transformation group across the globe. The group of more than 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals will work at EY member firms around the world helping businesses revamp their tax functions by leveraging technology. Shawn Smith will lead the new group, based in New York. He was previously EY US’s tax performance advisory leader.

Richard Oirschot, Mary Chapman and William Trower QC have joined the Insolvency Service Board, which is responsible for the strategic leadership of the agency, as non-executive directors. Oirschot is an experienced board director with a background in corporate recovery. He is a member of the Institute for Turnaround and is a licenced insolvency practitioner. Chapman has held many private, non-profit and public sector governance positions including as chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, director of the Royal Mint and is currently a Trustee of the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. Trower has a financial and commercial practice which includes insolvency and corporate restructuring. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division) and was a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee between 2000 and 2011.

London Biggin Hill airport has named Gary Chapman as its Chief Financial Officer. For the last eight years Chapman was Finance Director of Nippon Yusen Kaisha’s (NYK’s) Energy Transport business in London and prior to this, spent six years as their European Head of Tax.  He started his career with KPMG, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in accounting, asset finance and corporate governance, as well as in strategic and general business management.

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