People in the news: UHY Hacker Young, Moore Stephens, RSM

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a partner and head of corporate tax appointment at RSM, Moore Stephens gains a partner, RSM hires a specialist employment tax partner

UHY Hacker Young has appointed Andrew Snowdon as partner and head of corporate tax in its London office. He was previously partner at MacIntyre Hudson where he worked for 14 years. Throughout his career, Snowdon has run a portfolio of owner-managed businesses, principally across the property, manufacturing and technology sectors. He has a deep understanding of how a business works, having advised many on the tax aspects of acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.

Moore Stephens has appointed Peter Allen as a partner in its insurance practice in London. He was previously head of insurance globally at Grant Thornton before establishing and building their new Singapore operation. Allen’s focus will be on the insurance industry and his consulting work for clients will include governance and risk, regulation, internal audit, corporate finance and strategy.

RSM has appointed David Williams-Richardson as a specialist employment tax partner in its Gatwick office. Prior to joining, he worked for a Big Four firm, also in the Gatwick market, where he built and led the local employment tax team. He has specific experience of working with clients in the aviation and travel sector, including airlines and tour operators, and has presented at a number of travel industry events on topical employment tax issues. The firm has also appointed Anthony Cox as a partner and Andrew Stackhouse as a tax director in its Preston office. Cox is a leading tax professional with almost 21 years’ experience advising a range of companies and individuals on tax issues, including acquisitions and disposals, capital allowances, R&D tax relief, corporate reconstructing, capital gains and inheritance tax. Stackhouse brings extensive experience to the role having worked within two Big Four firms specialising in corporate and property tax advisory work and key compliance tax services for a range of corporate and individual clients.

Nigel Moysey, general practice partner at the Milsted Langdon offices in Yeovil, has decided to retire from his position as a partner to become a consultant for the firm.Moysey, who joined Milsted Langdon upon the opening of the firm’s offices in the town in 1996, has spent more than four decades in the profession, during which time he has helped hundreds of local businesses and individuals with their tax and accountancy requirements. He will continue to offer services to clients in his new role, particularly in his key areas of interest, which include personal and business tax planning, assisting start-ups and providing specialist advice to farming and agricultural related businesses.

Samantha Green has joined George Hay in its Huntingdon office. She is a member of both the AAT and ICAEW with over 5 years’ experience working with small and medium sized businesses. She brings with her expertise in limited company accounts, corporation tax, unincorporated accounts, VAT and VAT MOSS returns, payroll and CIS.

Charles Turner has joined CVR Global as a partner in its London office. Previously, turner spent 23 years with PwC and after leaving in 2010 became one of the founding partners of FRP Advisory. He is well-known for his specialist advisory, partnership and personal insolvency expertise and has had a particular focus on financially stressed professional practices for several years, both in advisory as well as formal insolvency roles. He is also former President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) and chief examiner of insolvency professional exams.

Helen Stephenson CBE has been appointed as the next chief executive of the Charity Commission, commencing from 18 July, succeeding Paula Sussex. She has previously served as director and deputy director of the Office for Civil Society, and has filled senior roles at the Big Lottery Fund and the Shaftesbury Society. She has also, until recently, been chair and trustee of the National Childbirth Trust, and was part of the Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. In her current role, she leads a large team in delivering and implementing a multi-million pound childcare programme, and was responsible for taking the Childcare Act through Parliament.

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business has hired Rajat Somany as global head of strategy, product and platform management – a newly created role. Somany will have global responsibility for all aspects of strategy, product management and platform profitability, based in London. He has more than 25 years of strategy, technology and operational management experience in the global financial services sector. For the past 12 years he held a variety of senior management roles as a managing director at Citigroup, with international assignments spanning Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US.

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