Danny McCance 12 Jul 2019 03:16pm

Movers and shakers

A round-up of the latest appointments, promotions, board moves and resignations

Financial Reporting Council

Simon Dingemans has been named as the government’s preferred candidate as the next chair of the FRC and its successor body the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).

Dingemans, the former CFO of GSK, will only be formally appointed after he has convinced the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee members of his suitability for the role.

Dingemans stepped down as GSK’s finance chief in May 2019 after the company’s agm. He joined GSK in 2011 from Goldman Sachs where he was a managing director and partner. He was chairman of the 100 Group of Finance Directors from 2014 to 2016 and is currently a trustee of the Donmar Theatre.


Nhlamu Dlomu has been appointed as global head of people and relocated to the global firm’s offices in Canary Wharf.

Dlomu, formerly South Africa’s chief executive has almost 20 years’ experience in management consulting in organisational development and human resources. She was previously head of people at KPMG South Africa after being pushed into the role of CEO of the South African practice and a senior partner of KPMG Southern Africa in 2017 – she was the first black African woman to hold the position.


Philip Dieperink will leave the South African retailer by “mutual consent” according to a statement from the company. He will be replaced by current operations director Theodore de Klerk.

Dieperink, a South African chartered accountant, was appointed in April 2018 having served in the role for three months until his official appointment. He was previously CFO of Steinhoff UK Holdings – being appointed to that role in 2007 after the company purchased Unitrans Limited, where he had been CFO for 10 years. Dieperink qualified with Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte) in 1983 and became a tax partner in 1987.

De Klerk is currently operational director and managing director following his appointment in February 2018. Prior to this he was CEO of SteinBuild, the company’s Southern African building materials division, between 2008 and 2015. He joined Steinhoff in 2003 as a senior executive in corporate advisory and investor relations. He was previously a finance director at Murray & Roberts and has held roles at Gensec and EY.


Rob McCann and Nick Andrews have been appointed as advisory partners at the UK’s fifth-largest firm, effective immediately.

Andrews, FCA, has been appointed as a partner in the forensics team, based in BDO’s London office after joining from Grant Thornton, where he was partner in the forensic and investigation services department after being with the firm for almost seven years. Prior to this he spent 28 years at KPMG, becoming partner in 1998.

McCann has been appointed as a corporate finance partner in the firm’s Manchester office after joining the firm from Lloyds Bank. He was director of loan markets and previously director of acquisition finance, having spent almost six years with the bank. Previously he was assistant director of debt and M&A advisory at Rothschild and before that a manager in transaction services at Big Four firm KPMG. He qualified as a chartered accountant with ICAS at EY in 2004.

Aukett Swanke Group

Tony Barkwith has been appointed to the main board of the international group of architects, designers and engineers, effective immediately.

Barkwith, ACA, is currently group finance director at the group, after joining it in November 2018. He previously worked for Advanced Power Limited between 2010 and 2018. He qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO.


Susan Ball has been appointed as a partner in RSM’s employer solutions team and will be based in the mid-tier firm’s London office, effective immediately.

Ball has more than 30 years’ experience in tax. She returns to the firm after eight years, having previously been a director at RSM Tenon (now RSM). She recently joins from Crowe UK, where she was partner and head of national employers advisory services. She is vice president and a council and board member at the Chartered Institute of Taxation, of which she is also a fellow. She is a trustee and chair of the finance, audit and risk committee at Easter Angles Theatre Company and a trustee, director and vice chair at Flagship Housing Group. In the past she held various roles at Prettys Solicitors, KPMG and Arthur Andersen.