Danny MCance 19 May 2017 03:40pm

Movers and shakers

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


Mark Fitzpatrick, ACA, Deloitte’s managing partner clients and markets and a member of the firm’s executive committee, is moving to Prudential as its group chief financial officer.

He will replace current incumbent Nic Nicandrou who has been appointed chief executive of Prudential Corporation Asia. The changeover will take place this summer.

He served as the group’s interim director of group compliance on secondment at Prudential for two years from 2010 to 2012, while at the same time acting as Deloitte’s vice chairman and co-leading its CFO programme.

A member of both the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and ICAS, he has been with Deloitte for 26 years. He became a partner in South Africa in 1997, moving to the Luxembourg office in 1999 and to the UK in 2001.


RSM has appointed Anthony Cox as partner, Andrew Stackhouse as tax director in its Preston office and David Williams-Richardson as special employment tax partner at its Gatwick office, strengthening the firms tax offering.

Cox has 21 years’ experience in the sector, having previously been a tax director at KPMG, where he spent more than 16 years. Prior to this he spent four years at chartered accountancy firm Crossley & Davis.

Stackhouse has almost 20 years’ experience having spent more than 12 years at KMPG where he was also tax director. Prior to this he worked as tax manager fellow Big Four firm Deloitte, where he spent more than five years.

Williams-Richardson has more than 18 years' experience in advising clients nationally and internationally on tax employment issues. Prior to his appointment at RSM he spent 19 years at Deloitte, where he was director of the global employer services team in the South East.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Sue Rathmell has been appointed to the role of VAT director at the firm’s Kent office, effective immediately.

Rathmell has more than 24 year’s experience in VAT, including in a previous role as indirect taxes manager at Saga, where spent five years. Prior to this, Rathmell was a VAT director at Deloitte, where she spent 13 years.


Paul Manduca, chairman of Prudential, has joined the board of fintech business Ratesetter as a non-executive director.

Manduca has over 40 years’ experience in business, and is an established figure in the City. He is chairman of various companies including Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, Majid Al Futtaim, Microlease and Aon UK. Previously he has been CEO at Deutsche Asset Management, Rothschild and Threadneedle.

Grant Thornton International

Peter Bodin has been named chief executive-elect of the audit, tax and advisory firm starting from 1 January 2018. He will take over from Ed Nusbaum, who is retiring next year after eight years in the role.

Previously he led the firm in Sweden for 16 years.

Driver Group

Peter Collini has been appointed to the board of the global provider of specialist commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction and engineering industries. Collini joined as non-executive on 17 May.

Collini, ACA, has over 17 years’ experience as a corporate finance professional. He established Riverhill Partners in 2005 and is porter at the advisory practice. Prior to this he held managing director roles at Gazelle and Deutsche Bank after training as a chartered accountant at PwC.


Tom Moore, a former tax director at Grant Thornton at their Leicester office, has left the firm to start his own specialist tax consultancy, Obsidian.

Moore has over 10 year’s experience, including roles at PwC, Duncan & Topliss and Haines Watts, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Receipt Bank

Alex Gayer, FCA, has been appointed to the role of chief financial officer at the bookkeeping platform, effective immediately.

Gayer has more than 20 years’ experience, having qualified in 2000. He has worked. Most recently he was CFO at Microsoft. Prior to this he spend over 3 years as CFO at SwiftKey.

Gayer will help build the active user base already working with Receipt Bank globally. He will work with co-founders Michael Wood and Alexis Prenn.

UHY Hacker Young

Andrew Snowdon has been appointed as partner and head of corporate tax in the accountants and advisory group in their London office.

Snowdon was previously a tax partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson for 14 years.

He has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on tax issues, including corporate tax, research and development tax credits, advising on offshore trusts and employee share plans.