Joel Muckett 26 Oct 2017 05:40pm

Movers and shakers

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


Lisa Hooker has been appointed leader of industry for retail, consumer, hospitality and leisure.

Hooker, a chartered accountant and an ICAEW member, has more than 20 years’ experience in transaction services. 

Wilkins Kennedy

Anil Kapoor has been appointed as audit partner at the mid-tier accountancy firm, while Jenny Reed has been appointed as technical and training partner, effective immediately.

Kapoor, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, previously spent 11 years working for top-six firm BDO, where he was an audit director. Prior to that, he was with Deloitte & Touche for more than a decade.

Reed, also a member of ICAEW, has 31 years’ experience in the financial services. Prior to her appointment, she was director at Buzzcott. She has held roles in companies such as UHY Hacker Young, SWAT UK, RSM, Grant Thornton and KPMG. Reed also sits on the Practice Committee and ISA Panel at the ICAEW, representing the interests of mid-tier firms.


Andrew Andronikou has been appointed to partner of the corporate recovery and business advisory firm, effective immediately.

Andronikou, a chartered accountant and member of ICAEW, has more than 25 years’ experience in the corporate recovery and insolvency market. Prior to his appointment, he spent 19 years with UHY Hacker Young, becoming a corporate restructuring partner. He has also held roles at Baker Tilly and Kidsons Impey Chartered Accountants.

Johnston Carmichael

Mark Stewart has been appointed corporate finance partner at Scotland’s largest independent firm, effective immediately.

Stewart has more than 20 years’ experience, and was previously the head of the infrastructure and renewable energy team. Before joining the firm, Stewart was with RSM for 10 years, and was a senior manager at KPMG for five years.

HS2 Ltd

Steve Allen has stood down as chief financial officer of the high-speed rail network company, effective from the end of the financial year.

Allen held the role for two years, starting in 2015. The resignation is related to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) in July that found the company agreed nearly £2m in unauthorised redundancy payments.

HS2 were said to have defied orders from the Department of Transport to restrict its redundancy scheme to statutory levels.


Andrew Goodsell will retire as chairman of the travel and insurance firm in May 2018, with the company starting a search for a successor.

Goodsell has been with the company for 26 years, spending 14 of them as chairman. He joined in 1992, becoming the group chief executive and chairman in 2004, later becoming non-executive chairman in 2015.

He has overseen a very fast period of growth and change with the flotation of the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2014, where it was valued at £2.1bn.

River and Mercantile Group

Angela Crawford-Ingle has been appointed senior independent director of the asset management company, effective November 1.

Crawford-Ingle, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, is currently River and Mercantile’s non-executive director and a chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is currently a partner at Ambre, as well as being non-executive director at Beazley, a position she has held since 2013.

Prior to joining the company, she was a partner at PwC for 20 years, leading the Big Four firm’s insurance and investment division.

European Wealth Group

Jonathan Massing and Gary Wilder have been appointed non-executive directors of the investment management firm, effective immediately.

Massing, a chartered accountant and ICAEW member, has 33 years’ experience in the industry. He was a founding partner of advisory firm Kingswood in 1993. Prior to that, he held positions at PwC, ICH, Svenska International and British & Commonwealth Merchant Bank.

Wilder, also an ICAEW member, has 30 years’ experience of real estate investment in Europe and Asia. Prior to founding the company, he was managing partner and co-head of the European Funds Group within Nomura, which was created during his time as head of Nomura’s Real Estate Principal Finance Group. He has also held roles at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank).