Frances Ball 25 Apr 2019 01:26pm

Movers and shakers

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


Richard Lawrence has joined the Financial Reporting Council’s audit and assurance council, as of 1 April.

A chartered accountant who trained at PwC, Lawrence is currently head of accounting and valuation policy at RBS. He also sits on ICAEW and UK finance industry committees.

Wireless Logic

The specialist Internet of Things provider has appointed Sir Michael Rake as its new chairman, effective on 1 June.

Sir Michael is also currently chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital, Phoenix Global Resources, Majid AL Futtaim Holdings, and Newday, and is a director of S&P Global.

His existing business advisory roles include chairmanship of the International Chamber of Commerce UK, and of the advisory board for Engie UK. He is a senior advisor for Chatham House and a member of the Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation global advisory board.

Sir Michael was previously chairman at KPMG (UK and International). He joined the firm in 1974: his chairmanship of KPMG International ran from 2002-2007.

Oliver Tucker, co-founder and CEO of Wireless Logic Group said, “We are delighted to welcome Sir Michael onto the Wireless Logic board. He joins us as we enter another period of sustained expansion, capitalising on the inherent strengths and diversity of our connectivity solutions and expert teams.”

Sir Michael said, “The Internet of Things now permeates into just about every facet of life with Wireless Logic strategically at its core enabling a myriad of applications to connect and perform. I am very excited to chair an organisation that has clearly achieved so much in a relatively short period. I look forward to working with Oliver and his team as the organisation continues on its impressive growth trajectory.”

Price Bailey

Price Bailey has promoted Maria Marsh, Shaun Jordan, Simon Lloyd and Suzanne Goldsmith to senior manager.

Marsh joined the Norwich corporate team from PwC in 2015. Jordan joined more than 10 years ago, qualifying in 2013 and progressing with the Cambridge corporate team.

Lloyd is part of the Bishop’s Stortford corporate team and manages, among other things, the firm’s SRA portfolio.

Goldsmith joined the Cambridge office in 2014 to work alongside not-for-profit partner, Helena Wilkinson. Goldsmith is now recognised as one of the firm’s key charity specialists.


The top 25 accountancy firm has appointed directors Kay Mind and Stephanie Parker to its Private Clients & Trusts team.

Mind, who joins from Kreston Reeves, is a fellow and council member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Parker comes from accountancy firm Creaseys, and will head up the Trust’s team at haysmacintyre. She was previously chair of the Kent STEP, and still serves on the committee. She also sits on the Office of Tax Simplification’s consultative committee for its inheritance tax review.