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Standard Life CFO Jackie Hunt


Jackie Hunt leaves Standard Life for top job at Prudential UK

Standard Life CFO leaves to become CEO of Prudential UK & Europe

01 May 2013



National Grid reviews pension schemes

National Grid confirms review of its two defined benefit pension schemes in an attempt to control the cost of future accrual

30 Apr 2013


French Connection announce FD’s surprise departure

Roy Naismith unexpectedly leaves French Connection following difficult trading year

29 Apr 2013


RBS finance chief Bruce van Saun tipped to join Citizens

Bruce van Saun reportedly set to join RBS' US arm ahead of float; Nathan Bostock lined up as successor

04 Apr 2013


Deficit payments hit record high of £45bn in 2012

The amount employers are paying into schemes hit record levels last year as defined benefit deficits continued to warrant cash injections, research from Towers Watson shows

26 Mar 2013


Former Betfair CFO Stephen Morana joins Zoopla

Former Betfair CFO Stephen Morana joins Zoopla, the company behind online property brands and, with effect from mid-April

25 Mar 2013


Competition Commission aims to break Big Four dominance

Competition Commission proposes remedies after investigation finds audits too often fail to fulfil their intended purpose

22 Feb 2013


Burberry CFO Cartwright to leave

Stacey Cartwright to step down as Burberry CFO after nine years in the role

07 Feb 2013


Quoted company profit warnings reach financial crisis peak

Main market- and AIM-listed companies issued 86 profit warnings in the final quarter of 2012, taking the year's total to 287 - the highest since 2008

28 Jan 2013


Greggs takes a Shine to new audit chair

Allison Kirkby, chief financial officer of media production company Shine Group joins board of bakery chain Greggs

21 Jan 2013


HMV latest retailer to face the music

HMV calls in Deloitte administrators as latest retailer to enter insolvency

16 Jan 2013


New FD to put Hornby performance back on track

Finance director Nick Stone joins Hornby from software and consultancy group KBC Advanced Technologies

04 Jan 2013


Dollman to leave John Menzies to pursue portfolio career

Group finance director Paul Dollman resigns alongside news that full-year results will be in line with expectations.

03 Jan 2013


CFO rules himself out of running for top job at Lonmin

Lonmin CFO and interim CEO Simon Scott asks not to be considered as a candidate for the role of CEO

02 Jan 2013


HMV issues going concern warning over covenants risk

Disappointing sales figures sees HMV likely to breach covenants in January

13 Dec 2012


Xstrata CFO turns down Glencore role

Trevor Reid will not take up CFO role at Glencore Xstrata after investors voted against a controversial package of retention bonuses

06 Dec 2012


Ex-Schroders auditor becomes its CFO

PwC partner Richard Keers is leaving to join Schroders in May next year, when it will have been 26 months since he worked as the company's auditor

29 Nov 2012


Betfair appoints new CFO as it withdraws from Greek market

Alexander Gersh appointed at online bookmaker Betfair; company withdraws from Greek market

28 Nov 2012


Accountancy regulation “toothless”, say Citi analysts

Analysts at Citi, an advisor to Autonomy on the HP takeover, criticise the way financial reporting is policed by the FRRP

27 Nov 2012


FRC proposes removing cap on assumed investment returns

The Financial Reporting Council has published a draft revision of the standard governing investment return assumptions used to calculate Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations

19 Nov 2012

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