Danny McCance 21 Apr 2017 05:28pm

Movers and shakers

A round-up of this week's appointments, promotions, board moves and resignations


Insolvency practitioner Adrian Hyde is taking over as president of the trade body, effective immediately. Hyde has over 20 years of insolvency experience, focusing on contentious insolvency, tackling crime, and fraud-related cases, along with overseas issues at offshore jurisdictions and business centres.

Hyde joined R3’s council in April 2014 and its events, courses and conferences executive committee, acting as chair of the committee from February to October 2016. He has also served as R3’s vice-president over the past year.

He is currently a partner of CVR Global, being one of the founding partners of the firm. He was previously a partner for law firms Matthew Arnold & Baldwin and Moon Beever, specialising in insolvency and fraud issues.

Grant Thornton

Jenny Brown has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer of the not for profit group at the leading financial advisors, effective immediately.

Brown, a member of ICAEW’s housing technical subcommittee and also the HCA special advisers’ panel, has 17 years of experience in the not for profit group, previously holding the role of head of technical and head of social housing. The new role will see her coordinate the firm's industry group.

Brown previously led the industry group in Sheffield, before relocating to London, where she is now based.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Simon Knibbs has been appointed to partner at the accountancy firm, effective immediately. He will be based in the firms Milton Keynes office.

Knibbs has over 20 years' experience in financial services and held roles as audit senior and audit manager at MHA, before becoming a director at the firm in April 2014.


Dean Moore will join the board of the global power provider as a non-executive director, effective immediately.

Moore, who is a qualified chartered accountant, previously held the role of chief operating officer at Cineworld, where he is still an independent non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit committee. Prior to this he was group finance director of N Brown Group from 2004-2015, before which he was group finance director of T & S Stores and group finance director of Graham Group.


Associate director at RSM in Scotland Richard Mackie has been awarded with certified fellowship status by the Institute of Risk Management, considered to be the highest accolade within the profession.

Mackie has been recognised for over a decade of outstanding work within the field.

He is currently chairman of the Scottish risk management group at the Institute of Risk Management. Next month he will have spent four years as an associate director at RSM.

Meanwhile, Nanette Brimble has been appointed as a senior HR consultant in the audit, tax and consulting firm’s Leeds Office.

Brimble has over 16 years’ experience consulting with a range of businesses including Yorkshire Building Society, Opera North and the Hay Group. In her role she will provide strategic HR support to a number of middle market clients in Yorkshire and the North East.

HLB International

Marco Donzelli has been appointed as chief executive officer of the global accountancy network, which became effective from 12 April.

He has over 13 years’ experience in a variety of advisory roles, and has spent over five years at HLD international.


Philip de Klerk has resigned from the airline group to take up a position as the incoming chief financial officer at performance material manufacturer Low & Bonar. He will remain in his position at Flybe until 1 October.

By the time he switches roles, de Klerk will have spent three years as CFO at Flybe. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial roles in organisations including Unilever, Ineos and SABMiller.

Philip de Klerk has resigned as Flybe Group’s CFO to become finance chief at Low & Bonar.


Nick Woodford, a senior international tax partner, has joined the Leeds practice from London. Woodford has over 25 years’ experience in international tax and significant experience of IFRS and US GAAP.

IFG group

Andrew Price has been appointed as group chief financial officer at the investment advisory company, effective immediately.

Price, a chartered accountant, has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having trained at PwC. His most recent role was as group financial controller at Legal & General. Previous to this he held roles at Close Premium, RSA and Aviva, as well as PwC.