People in the news: EY, Grant Thornton, FRC

This week’s news of professional moves in the sector includes 63 equity partner appointments and promotions at EY, Grant Thornton promotes a director and appoints a non-executive director, and the FRC has appointed Andrew Vials and deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel

EY has appointed 63 equity partners, including 34 internally promoted partners and 29 direct entry partners from other firms and the industry.

Grant Thornton has promoted Jon Stubbings to director in its transaction advisory services. Stubbings first joined the firm in 2006 and has experience advising private equity and corporate clients across a range of sectors, in particular he is a key member of the Grant Thornton’s technology, media and telecommunications sector team. The firm has also appointed Imogen Joss as an independent non-executive director, replacing Caroline Goodall who retired by rotation.

Chris Etherington has been appointed as a private client tax partner in RSM’s Leeds office. Etherington trained and worked for PwC for almost 12 years as a member of the firms private client and private business team. He specialises in providing tax advice to individuals and family owned businesses.

Ian Dickinson and Richard Tattersall have been promoted to tax director and senior audit manager respectively at UHY Hacker Young. Dickinson joined the firm in 2006 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the tax sector. Tatterall will head the firm’s team of managers within both audit and accounts.

Creaseys in Kent has appointed Helen Paur to the corporate and business team. She has previously worked at Deloitte and Grant Thornton where she was a corporate tax manager.

Claire Cizaire has been appointed chief technology and innovation officer of Mazars. Cizaire began her career in 2007 as a strategic consultant at Mars & Co, she then founded a US-based start up specialising in pricing and yield management.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Andrew Vials as deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP). Vials was a partner at KPMG for 28 years and has been lead audit partner for clients in both the financial services and other commercial sectors. He has been a member of the IASB’s IFRS interpretations committee. In 2014 he joined Grant Thornton as head of national assurance services which he led for until 2016. As deputy chair of the FRRP Vials will also be a member of the corporate reporting review committee.

Carey Olsen has made six senior promotions across its offices. The promotions include Peter Sherwood who moves up to counsel in the Cayman Islands, Alan hughes who has been promoted to counsel in the Singapore office and four new senior associates: Andrew Chissick in London, Luke Sayer in Guernsey and both Samantha Hoare and Sarah Townsend in Jersey.

TalkTalk’s chief financial office Iain Torrins will step down this year. Kate Ferry, the current director of investor relations and corporate affairs at Dixons Carphone, will succeed him.

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