Danny McCance 2 May 2019 02:58pm

Movers and shakers

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


Julie Teigland has been appointed as area managing partner for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) at the Big Four firm, the first woman to be appointed to the role, effective 1 July.

Teigland, who is currently regional managing partner for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, will succeed Andy Baldwin who is to become EY client services managing partner. Teigland has been with EY for more than 17 years and has experience across various service lines including assurance, audit and tax services. She will join the firm’s top leadership body, the EY global executive committee.

UHY Hacker Young

Colin Wright has been appointed as chairman of the mid-tier accountancy firm.

Wright has more than 25 years’ experience within the profession and is currently audit partner for companies and not-for-profits across various sectors. He first joined UHY Hacker Young in 1996, and has been with the firm for a total of 19 years. He trained at EY in Trinidad and Tobago and also spent three years as director at Aegis Business Solutions.


Mark Allen has been appointed as a partner in the corporate finance team of the tax advisory firm in its Thames Valley office.

Allen, ACA, has more almost 20 years’ experience within M&A, and joins from Big Four firm Deloitte, where he was director of corporate finance advisory and spent 17 years. Previous experience includes management roles at Andersen Corporate finance and Big Four firm PwC.


Anil Khurana has been appointed as head of global industrial manufacturing and automotive at the Big Four firm in the US.

Khurana has been with PwC for more than seven years and prior to his appointment was an advisory partner based in Dubai. He joined the firm from PRTM Managements Consultants, where he was a partner for the Middle East, following and acquisition of the practice.

Gama Aviation

David Stickland will step down as CFO and from the board of the aviation company to pursue other opportunities while Patrick Wan has been appointed as head of finance while a successor is found.

Stickland, FCA, has been with the company for almost a year, and was previously CFO at Addison Lee. He’s held various executive roles including as CFO for Eversholt Rail Group and LeasePlan UK. He has held various senior finance roles at other companies such as Serco, Avis Autoverhuur BV, IBM and PwC.

Wan, a qualified accountant has more than 30 years’ experience within finance including as CFO at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited, Hutchinson and PwC.

Venture Life

Andrew Waters has been appointed as CFO of the self-care product producer, effective immediately.

Waters, FCA, has more than 16 years’ experience within finance and business management and has been working closely with the board of Venture Life since February when former CFO Adrian Crockett departed the firm. Waters has held various senior roles including as CFO at Infirst Healthcare Group, as director at Cubase Consulting and as a finance director at GlaxoSmithKline. He also spent more than three years at PwC where he trained as a charted accountant.


Kevin Dangerfield has been appointed as CFO of the investment company effective 1 July 2019.

Dangerfield, ACA, joins from electronics company Laird, where he has been CFO since 2016 and previously served as CFO of Morgan Advanced Materials, where he spent 16 years.

Smith & Williamson

Stephen Drew has been appointed as professional services regional managing partner in the Birmingham office of the top-10 accountancy firm, effective immediately.

Drew, who is currently partner and head of international services at Smith & Williamson, has been with the firm for more than 20 years and is a member of the firm’s scale up leadership team.