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Danny McCance 29 Nov 2018 04:32pm

Movers and shakers

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

KPMG

Ignatius Sehoole has been appointed as the new CEO of KPMG South Africa and will replace Nhlamulo Dlomu, who just after one year in the role will take up a new global role at the firm.

Sehoole joins KPMG from MTN Group, where he has been vice president since 2010. Prior to that, he worked at PwC as joint deputy chief executive and served on the PwC executive committee. He was responsible for the integration of PwC's operations across the African continent. He is also a director at the Public Investment Corporation.

Between 2000 and 2009 Sehoole was the executive president of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, will take on the role from May 2019.

RSM

Connor Agnew and Fiona Duncan have been appointed as directors at the mid-tier accountancy firm in the Scottish corporate finance and accounting and financial reporting teams respectively

Agnew has been with RSM for a decade, having qualified with the firm. Most recently he has been with the London M&A team as associate director of mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Prior to this he spent more than three years as associate director of corporate finance in Aberdeen. Agnew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Duncan has more than 20 years’ experience in working with high-growth Scottish and international businesses across various sectors. She’s been with RSM for 12 years, having joined as a senior manager in accounting and business advisory in Edinburgh.

SmartSpace

Bruce Morrison has been appointed as CFO of the smart building management software provider, and will replace Simon Dredge who moves into the position of COO, effective 27 November.

Morrison, ACA, has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance and strategy accounting, and was most recently group FD of Bond International Software, where he spent 13 years. He spent eight years as FD of Wembley Stadium Limited, and another three at Radio First, having stated his career at Big Four Firm KPMG.

Gooch & Housego

Andy Boteler has decided to step down as CFO of the optical component and systems manufacturer. He will remain with the company until a successor has been appointed and will leave the board in summer 2019 as part of the managed succession plan.

Boteler, ACA, has been CFO at Gooch & Housego for a decade, and was EMEA head of finance and acting CFO between 2007 and 2009. Prior to this he was FD at SIFAM Fibre Optics, until it was acquired by Gooch and Housego in 2007. Previously he was senior finance officer in the UK for JDSU, and has held a number of financial controller positions. Boteler qualified with EY in 1993.

Solo Oil

Donald Strang has decided to step down from his role as a non-executive director of the natural resources investment company.

Strang, a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, has more than 20 years’ experience. He was first appointed as finance director of Solo Oil in 2014 and stepped down in 2016 to take on a non-executive role.

Datalex

Dónal Rooney has been appointed as CFO, company secretary and director of the digital commerce solutions provider, effective 5 December.

Rooney, ACA, joins from Amaris Hospitality, where he was group CFO between 2016 and 2018. Previously, he was CFO of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), having previously held the role of senior portfolio manager there. He qualified as a chartered accountant with the now collapsed Arthur Andersen, and later joined KPMG, where he spent 8 years.

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