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26 Mar 08

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• Grant Thornton has appointed Clive Sparrow as a director in the government and infrastructure advisory team. He joins from HM Treasury where he was director of the efficiency team.

• Deloitte has seconded Billy Patel from its London petroleum services group to Aberdeen, the first member of the group to be based there. Patel is the group’s business development co-ordinator.

• Baker Tilly has two new partners and a director. Jim Burberry joins from PwC as a partner to be head of VAT, Andy Baker has been promoted to partner in the corporate finance division, and Sheila Low has joined as business development director.

• DLA Piper UK’s finance and projects practice group in London has appointed Siddharth Sharma a partner. Siharma, an asset finance and structured tax products specialist, joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

• Partner Karyn Lamont has been appointed to lead transaction services within the financial services practice in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Scotland

Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, received the IoD Scotland Chairman’s Award for his lifelong contribution to the profession of directorship, at the Institute of Directors Scotland awards in March.

Sir John Bourn, after two terms as chair of the Professional Oversight Board and its predecessor, the Review Board of the Accountancy Foundation, has said that he does not wish to be considered for a further three-year term in the position, but will continue as an adviser to the FRC. He is continuing as chair of the POB beyond the end of his present tenure, on 31 March, until his successor can take over.

• The International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation has appointed three trustees: Robert Glauber, retired chairman and chief executive officer, NASD (the private sector regulator of the US securities market) and former Under-Secretary of the Treasury for Finance; Pedro Malan, former Brazilian finance minister and currently chairman of the board of Unibanco, and Luigi Spaventa, former chairman of Italy’s Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa and former minister of the budget. The appointments fill vacancies created by the retirement of William McDonough of the United States, Roberto Teixeira da Costa of Brazil and Kees Storm of the Netherlands.

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