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Weekly moves 31 July 2014

Tate to take R3 presidency in 2016

Reeves restructuring partner Andrew Tate has been confirmed to take on the presidency of insolvency trade body R3 in 2016.

Tate was recently elected as R3 deputy vice president and will take on the role of vice president next year.

Commenting on his election, Tate said: “There are a number of fundamental changes to the insolvency market at present through the economic conditions and legislative changes which are being introduced.

“It will be an exciting time for the insolvency profession and I am thrilled to be part of the leadership team at our trade body so that I can participate in shaping the future of the profession.”

Elected to R3 Council in 2012, Tate also chairs the Smaller Practices Group of R3, supporting members in smaller firms, and has previously chaired the Joint Insolvency Committee, a regulatory board for insolvency practitioners.

New Bristol director at Leonard Curtis

Leonard Curtis has announced the hire of Andy Beckingham as a new director at its Bristol office.

He has joined the firm from Cork Gully LLP and has held previous roles with BDO, Begbies Traynor and PwC.

Beckingham is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner, with sector expertise in construction, manufacturing, financial services, leisure and professional practices.

Colin Prescott, director at Leonard Curtis, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andy on board.

“He has worked extensively throughout the West Country in a career spanning 30 years, during which he has held leadership positions in big four, mid-tier and boutique accounting firms.

“This is an exciting time for all of us, as Andy joins the business to help deliver our ambitious growth plans across the region and to widen our service offering to banks and asset based lenders.”

Quantuma appoints former Baker Tilly partner

Restructuring practise Quantuma has announced the hire of Andy Hosking as partner at its London office.

Hosking has 25 years experience of investigations, insolvency and forensic work, most recently with Baker Tilly. He previously spent 12 years with Grant Thornton after qualifying as an IP in 1998.

He is currently the joint liquidator of Hellas Telecommunications (based in Luxemburg) and has also worked on other international cases such as Madoff, Projector SA and Pioneer Freight Futures.

Carl Jackson, partner at Quantuma, said: “We are delighted that Andy has joined our London office as partner. We are looking forward to benefiting from his key expertise in forensic and investigations.”



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