Sinead Moore 17 Mar 2017 04:32pm

Movers and shakers

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


PwC has appointed Stephen Mills as a new data analytics director in its Northern practice.

Mills joins from IBM where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in their data, analytics and cognitive consulting group.

Prior to that he spent two years as a datawarehouse developer at Singlepoint and five years at Reuters in the same role.

In his new role, Mills will be based in Manchester and will focus on leading the analytics and data capability for PwC in the North of England across all industries to help bring new and innovative solutions to market.

He will also be part of the national leadership team of PwC’s risk assurance analytics & data practice.


HSBC has appointed Mark Tucker as group chairman – the bank’s first ever external chairman.

Tucker will join HSBC as a director and group chairman designate from 1 September before taking over as non-executive group chairman on 1 October, for an initial term of three years, succeeding Douglas Flint.

Tucker, an ICAEW chartered accountant, is currently group chief executive and president of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent public listed pan-Asian life insurance group

He has also been an independent non-executive director of the Goldman Sachs group since November 2012.

Tucker will stand down from the boards of AIA and Goldman Sachs before joining the board of HSBC and will relocate from Hong Kong to London.

As group chairman of HSBC, Tucker will receive an annual fee of £1.5m in addition to standard benefits for the role and a one-time relocation benefit of £300,000 to cover his relocation from Hong Kong to London. The appointment is subject to final regulatory approval.

Before joining AIA in July 2010, Tucker spent a large portion of his career at Prudential. He served as group chief executive of Prudential plc from 2005 to 2009 and was the founder and chief executive of Prudential Corporation Asia Limited from 1994 to 2003 and an executive director of Prudential plc from 1999 to 2003.

He served as a non-executive director on the Court of The Bank of England from June 2009 to May 2012 where he was a member of its financial stability committee and audit and risk committee.

He also served as group finance director of HBOS from 2004 to 2005.

He is an associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and he serves on the Asia Business Council and the advisory board of the Asia Global Institute. He is also a member of the international advisory boards of the Lingnan College, Sun Yat-Sen University in China, the Discovery Group of South Africa and the Edinburgh Festival International.

Tucker was also a professional footballer in the lower leagues, playing with Wolves, Rochdale and Barnet, according to the Telegraph.

Ng Keng Hooi, AIA regional chief executive, has been appointed group chief executive and president designate of AIA with immediate effect. He will succeed Tucker as group chief executive and president with effect from 1 September.

Bank of England

Charlotte Hogg, the Bank of England’s newly appointed deputy governor, has resigned from her roles after failing to declare her family connections to the Bank.

Hogg, who is also the BoE's chief operating officer, was appointed deputy governor for markets and banking in February but came under fire from MPs after disclosing that her brother held a senior role at Barclays in a questionnaire submitted to the Treasury Committee ahead of her appointment hearing on 28 February.

In her resignation letter to BoE governor Mark Carney and chair of court, Anthony Habgood, Hogg apologised for what she said was “an honest mistake”.


RSM has appointed Liz Rogers as an associate director in its Leeds office.

Rogers joins RSM after 10 years at BHP where she headed up the trusts and estates practice following 10 years working within the personal tax and trust team in Deloitte’s Leeds office.

Rogers is a chartered tax adviser and is also STEP qualified and sits on the Yorkshire committee for the professional association. She has a wealth of experience advising private clients with a range of personal tax, trusts and estate issues.

In her new role, Rogers will provide compliance and advisory support for a growing number of private clients to manage tax, wealth and succession planning, whilst working closely with the Yorkshire private client team to grow the practice and its offering.


EY has appointed Josh Lewsey as EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) financial services office (FSO) people advisory services (PAS) leader.

Based in Hong Kong, Lewsey will build teams specifically focused on providing change management assistance in the financial services front office for clients of EY member firms based in Hong Kong, Greater China, Singapore and Oceania.

With more than 13 years of experience in leading and advising on organisational performance improvement, Lewsey has operated at executive and board levels and most recently held roles with PwC, Citigroup and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Having spent eight years as a trader and sales trader, Lewsey has in-depth knowledge of financial services and has led multiple consulting assignments and independent industry reviews including a recent academic paper on navigating organisational change across the equities industry.

He is also a former British Army officer, England rugby union player, European and Rugby World Cup winner, and a test British & Irish Lion.

Duncan & Toplis

Duncan & Toplis has promoted three team members at its Grantham office.

Graeme Hills moves from director to equity director. Julia Sells, HR manager, will become an HR associate director, and Clare Hulme is to be promoted from manager to associate director.

Hills, who specialises in taxation, joined Duncan & Toplis in 2004 and was he was appointed director in 2015.

He is also a director of Duncan & Toplis’ sister business Castlegate Financial Management Ltd and a director and the head of legal practice for Duncan & Toplis Probate Services Limited.

Sells, joined the company in 2013 and specialises in providing HR solutions to both the Duncan & Toplis group and the group’s growing client base. She is a chartered member of the CIPD and has extensive knowledge and experience in both operational and strategic HR across a wide range of sectors.

Hulme, who has been with the company for just 12 months, specialises in agriculture and equine clients.

Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith has strengthened its legal team with the appointment of Vida McShane as senior solicitor.

McShane as more than a decade of experience in acting for owner managed businesses. She specialises in corporate and commercial law, and has additional expertise in employment law. She advises a wide variety of clients, including individuals, SMEs, mid-caps and charities.

Blick Rothenberg

Blick Rothenberg, has appointed Nilesh Shah as CEO.

Nilesh Shah has headed Blick Rothenberg's tax practice for 15 years and specialises in advising international businesses with their expansion plans with a specific focus on tax.

He has also chaired both the European and International tax committees of BKR, a global accounting association which Blick Rothenberg is a member of, and has been appointed to the Worldwide Board.

Bob Rothenberg will continue as senior partner with a new role as ambassador for the firm.


The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced a number of non-executive appointments.

Paul Cox and Olivier Beroud join the audit and assurance council.

Cox is a senior lecturer of finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and an investment adviser at The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).

Beroud is an independent non-executive director, chairs the risk committee of Stratford Art Trust and runs a consultancy, Beroud Consulting. He formerly ran Moody's operations in EMEA. He specialises in credit ratings and risk analysis, corporate governance and pension covenant assessments.

Charles Henderson joins the audit quality review committee. Henderson has been with Invesco Perpetual since 1994 and joined its UK equities fund management team in 2012 to manage its corporate finance and shareholder corporate governance engagement activities.

Geraint Davies joins the case management committee. Davies was a partner at Grant Thornton for 25 years until his retirement in 2013. During that time he acted for listed, AIM and substantial private companies but was also involved with government, local authorities and the not-for-profit sector.

Michael-John Albert and Sian Morgan join the corporate reporting council.

Albert is an audit partner who leads the audit quality programme for EY’s financial services practice and is a member of the assurance UK leadership team for financial services.

Morgan joined Allianz Global Investors in 2010 and is currently a research analyst specialising in UK financials.