Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

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Two new partners as EY expands

ACCOUNTANCY firm Ernst & Young (EY) has recruited two partners to expand its government and public-sector practice in Scotland.

Stephen Reid has joined from KPMG to lead EY’s Scottish public-sector and education assurance teams.

Neil MacLean will take charge of its advisory team in Scotland.

Mr Reid played a key role in producing the Audit Scotland report about Scotland’s public finances, Preparing For the Future, during a part-time secondment to the public body in 2009.

More recently he led KPMG’s Scottish higher education and not-for-profit internal audit practices.

Mr MacLean has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering business transformation and performance improvement projects to public and private organisations.

He has worked with local authorities, central government, utilities, oil and gas firms and financial services.

Paul Gallagher, head of government and public services at EY Scotland, said: “We’ve made real strides in the public sector in recent years.

“Making two appointments of this calibre means we’re even better positioned to help leaders in this crucial arena make the strategic decisions demanded by its complex and ever-changing environment.”

Shand is partner at Tods Murray

TODS Murray has bolstered its cross-border real estate finance team with the arrival of Caroline Shand as a partner.

Ms Shand, who specialises in property finance and institutional investment, joins from Nabarro.

She worked there on a variety of high-value investment deals and commercial leasing as part of the global firm’s London real estate team.

At Tods Murray, Ms Shand joins team head Iain Wishart, who came to the firm in January from Barclays Bank.

Ms Shand said: “Tods Murray have an exceptional reputation in London for the calibre of their legal advice and client service.

“I am therefore delighted to be joining Tods Murray and working within the real estate finance team at an incredibly exciting time.

“With the economy recovering and our clients looking to invest, I am excited about delivering that revered Tods Murray guidance and service.”

Anderson is Morisons associate

SCOTTISH law firm Morisons has promoted Keith Anderson to the position of associate.

Mr Anderson was a key member of the firm’s commercial dispute resolution and insolvency team, appointed by BDO as legal advisors to the joint administrators of Hearts FC.

He dealt with insolvency and contentious matters in the rescue which was the first successful takeover of a listed football club in administration in Scotland.

Mr Anderson qualified as a solicitor in Aberdeen and joined Morisons commercial dispute resolution department just over two years ago.

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Originally Published: 22.09.2014