School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University according to new research. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students have the option to learn on the job, fewer are opting to go to University in favour of other career paths…

A new study from Dun & Bradstreet has revealed that while finance leaders remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to include the sharing of data across the organisation and management of risk. The Risk Revolution report found the top challenge for finance leaders today is monitoring risks within a business’ customer, supplier, or partner…

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has announced the appointment of Simon McDougall as Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation. McDougall is currently Managing Director of Promontory – a risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm acquired in 2016 by IBM, where he founded and led a global privacy practice. He has extensive experience of…

The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC), which supports the paper clearing system for cheques and credits as well as the Image Clearing System, has appointed Alan McDonald as its first General Manager. McDonald previously held the roles of Managing Director and Director of Planning, Finance and Risk within the C&CCC. He has been with…

Leeds Building Society has appointed Nick Young as its new Director of Business Transformation to further enhance member and colleague experience. Young has a background in commercial management and strategic change delivery. He joins the Society from Lloyds Banking Group customer products team where he was responsible for successfully delivering a number of high-profile change…

RBS has announced that it has appointed Bruce Fletcher as its new Group Chief Risk Officer, subject to final regulatory approval. Fletcher is currently Chief Risk Officer for HSBC’s Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management business. He will replace David Stephen, who is moving to Westpac following an orderly handover of his responsibilities. RBS Chief…

Provident Financial has announced that it has appointed Patrick Snowball, as its Chairman and non-executive director. He will join the Board as Chairman on 21st September 2018. Stuart Sinclair, Interim Chairman, will retire from the Board. Snowball s an experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, following a distinguished career in the insurance and…

FRP Advisory has announced that it has appointed a new Director to join its creditor’s service team. Tony Keehan joins FRP Advisory’s from Baker Tilly Creditor Services, where he was the Manager of the creditor assist team In his new role, Keehan will be working within a team of five and alongside Paul Atkinson, Insolvency Practitioner and…

Shawbrook Bank has announced that it has appointed David Robinson as Sales and Distribution Director of its residential mortgage arm. Robinson will start the role in August, leaving Accord, where he has worked for 14 years. He has worked with the Yorkshire Building Society group for 29 years previously. Robinson will replace Paula Purdy would leave…

Women in finance and accounting take seven more years, on average than their male counterparts to reach executive level, as they battle with a ‘two-tournament gender system’ throughout their careers according to new research. The slow path to the top: the careers of women in finance and accounting report commissioned by ACCA (the Association of Chartered…

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