Joel Muckett 17 Nov 2017 11:26am

Movers and shakers

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

Business in the Community

Jeremy Darroch has been appointed chair of the business-community outreach charity, effective 1 January 2018. He will succeed current chair, Antony Jenkins.

Darroch, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, is currently the chief executive of Sky Group, a role he has held since 2007. Darroch joined Sky in 2004 and become chief financial officer in 2007. Prior to his role at Sky Darroch was group finance director at Dixons Retail, after joining the company in 2000 as finance director. Previously he spent 12 years at Procter & Gamble where he was European Finance director for European Healthcare Businesses.

Darroch joins a 20-strong group of senior business leaders from different industry sectors who work together to shape the charity’s mission and strategy.

Access Intelligence

Jeremy Hamer has been appointed non-executive director of the information and marketing company, effective immediately.

Hamer, an ICAEW fellow and chartered accountant, has over 30 years’ experience. Currently, Hamer is the non-executive director of Software Quality Systems and Unicorn AIM VCT.

He is also a partner at Westminster Coaching. Hamer has held executive and non-executive positions in numerous AIM listed and private companies, and was senior independent director at Avingtrans.


Sir Mike Richards will join the Big Four firm's health industries team as a senior advisor, effective immediately.

Prior to his appointment Sir Mike was national cancer director and chief inspector of hospitals. Previously in his career, he spent more than 20 years as a hospital physician. In 2012, Sir Mike became director for reducing premature mortality on the NHS Commissioning Board. He received his CBE in 2001 and was appointed as a knight bachelor in 2010.

British Land

Rebecca Worthington and Alastair Hughes have been appointed as non-executive directors and members of the audit committee of the property development and investment company, effective from 1 January 2018.

Worthington, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, has 19 years’ experience in the real estate industry. She is currently the chief financial officer of Countryside. Worthington was previously the chief executive officer of Lodestone Capital and deputy chief executive of Quintain Estates.

Hughes has over 25 years’ experience in real estate markets. He is currently the Asia Pacific regional chief executive officer of Jones Long LaSalle, having previously been in the same position for the EMEA region. He has also been a managing director for JLL.


Heath Drewett has been appointed chief financial officer of the temporary power generation supplier, effective 31 December.

Drewett, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, has 28 years’ experience. He will succeed Carole Cran, who handed in her resignation in June. Prior to his appointment, Drewett was the group finance director of WS Atkins. He has previously held senior roles at PwC and British Airways.

Condor Gold

Jeffrey Karoly has been appointed chief financial officer of the mining and exploration firm, effective immediately.

Karoly, an ICAEW member and chartered accountant, has over 27 years’ experience, including 20 years in the mining industry. He is currently the chief financial officer at Rupert Resources and Altus Strategies. Prior to his appointment, he was chief financial officer at Erris Resources and Horizonte Minerals.

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Allyson Stewart-Allen has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the UK-based professional body, effective immediately.

Stewart-Allen is the founder and chief executive office of International Marketing Partners, which has been running for more than 26 years. Throughout her career she has held senior consulting roles in a variety of organisations, including at Big Four firm PwC, PA consulting and Hay. Stewart-Allen is an associate fellow at Said Business School.