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Monday Moves 17 February 2014

Philip King appointed JIC lay chair

Philip King has been appointed as the first lay chair of the Joint Insolvency Committee (JIC).

The chief executive of the Institute for Credit Management was appointed in February, 18 months after the committee appointed its first lay members, in a move intended to “introduce a fresh perspective from outside the insolvency industry”.

King said: “I am delighted to take up this important position at a time of significant change in the insolvency world.

“I look forward to working with our distinguished and hard-working committee in continuing to set standards for insolvency practitioners in what can be a challenging and ever-changing business environment.”

Chief executive of the Insolvency Service, Dr Richard Judge, said: “This is good news for the industry. Philip has extensive experience in the credit industry, and as the first lay chair of JIC, will help the JIC look at things from a new angle.”

New director hire at Quantuma

Southern-based insolvency ‘boutique’ Quantuma has announced Andrew Watling has joined the firm as a director.

Watling, a former director at Begbies Traynor, joins the Southampton-based firm which also acquired offices in Brighton and Marlow from RSM Tenon in December.

Head of Quantuma, Carl Jackson, said: “Andrew’s experience will be an asset to the growing Quantuma team both in Southampton and in our recently opened Brighton and Marlow offices.

“He has all the right skills, experience and a vast array of knowledge to help expand our growing business and ensure it continues to expand.”

Prior to joining Begbies Traynor, Watling held positions at Knights & Company and Middleton Partners, with over 20 years of insolvency industry experience.

*Haslers accountants appoints new insolvency manager *

Essex-based firm of chartered accountants Haslers has announced the hire of Greg Davis as its new insolvency manager on a temporary basis.

Davis joins Haslers from chartered accountants and insolvency practise David Rubin & Partners, where he spent 13 years.

Laurence Jacobs, chairman at Haslers, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Greg to the team.
“Greg has a wealth of experience in insolvency and was previously manager at David Rubin & Partners.

“He will bring new skills and expertise to the insolvency team, further strengthening our expanding team.”



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