Joel Muckett 30 Nov 2017 03:23pm

Movers and Shakers

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

London Stock Exchange

David Warren has been appointed interim chief executive of the stock exchange following the resignation of Xavier Rolet.

Warren has over 20 years’ experience and was previously the chief financial officer of the London Stock Exchange. Prior to joining LSE, Warren held the position of chief financial officer, and later, senior advisor at NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm.

The appointment comes after the unexpected departure of Xavier Rolet earlier this week. Despite initially planning to end his eight-and-a-half year tenure in December 2018, Rolet stepped down due to a “great deal of unwelcome publicity,” which he felt had been damaging to the company.


Dominic Cook has been appointed partner of the Big Four firm’s programme leadership consulting team, effective immediately.

Cook has 26 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. Before joining Deloitte, he was a partner at international law firm Bird & Bird, where he managed a variety of major transformational projects in healthcare, IT and mobile communications. Cook is also an associate fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, teaching MSc Major Programme Management.


Fedelma Good has been appointed as director of the Big Four firm’s data protection practice, effective immediately.

Good has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. She joins PwC from Barclays, where she was director of information strategy and governance, leading the bank’s preparations for the upcoming General Data Protection regulation (GDPR). Prior to her appointment, she held positions at Acxiom, Equifax and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.


Richard Amos has been appointed as chief financial officer of the media and publishing company, effective from 1 March 2018.

Amos qualified as a chartered account with Ernst & Young in 1991. He has held various finance director roles, including group FD roles at Vega, Retail Decision, Agilisys and Anite. He joins Wilmington from Plant Impact where he has been CFO since 2016.

JP Morgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust

Mark Edwards has been appointed as a non-executive director of the global trust, effective from 1 February 2018.

Edwards, a chartered account and member of ICAEW, qualified with KPMG in 1984. He has more than 30 years experience within the industry, having spent most of his career at T. Rowe Price where he specialised in Asian equities, before retiring in 2015.

IG Design Group

Giles Willits has been appointed as CFO of the packing, stationary and gift card producer effective 2 January 2018.

Willits, a chartered accountant and member of ICAEW, has more than 20 years’ experience. He is CFO at Entertainment One, where he helped the company transition from AIM to FTSE 250 in 2007. He has held director roles at Sainsbury and Woolworths. Willits qualified as a chartered account with Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1992.

Moorfields Eye Charity

Michael Izza and Johanna Moss have been appointed as trustees of the charity’s board, supporting the hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, effective immediately.

Izza qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and has been the chief executive of the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2006. Before this, he was the institute’s director of finance and operations and chief operating officer. Izza has been a trustee of several different charities.

Moss has almost 10 years’ experience within the medical industry. She is currently the director of strategy and business at Moorfields Eye Hospital, where she has worked for two years. She has held multiple roles at University College London Hospitals and spent nearly a year as an officer in the British Army.

Johnston Carmichael

Stuart Thomson has been appointed corporate tax director of the accountancy and business advisory firm, effective immediately.
Thomson, a chartered tax advisor, has 19 years’ experience and specialises in tax governance matters. Prior to his appointment, Thomson was a senior manager at KPMG, where he assisted the firm in managing their UK and international tax affairs. He has also held positions at EY and Chiene + Tait, where he was trained.