Today's City Moves cover insolvency practitioners, finance and takeaway startups. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Insolvency Practitioners Association
Ruth Duncan, a director and co-founder of insolvency firm RNF Business Advisory, has been announced as the new president of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA). Ruth, who launched RNF Business Advisory (which has offices in Maidstone and London) with Filippa Connor in 2013, was confirmed as IPA president on 7 April 2017. Prior to her appointment, Ruth held the post of vice-president as well as currently being the chair of the finance and general management committee at the IPA. With more than 30 years’ experience in business rescue and insolvency, Ruth specialises in helping SMEs and sole-traders in financial difficulty. Ruth began her career in the 1980s, after serving with the Insolvency Service, at Griffin & Partners in London. Prior to launching RNF Business Advisory in 2013, Ruth’s career took her to Levy Gee, Ernst & Whinney, Grant Thornton, Smith & Williamson and Baker Tilly, before starting her own firm Maxwell Davies in 2003.
BMO Financial Group
The board of Bank of Montreal has expressed its intention to appoint chief operating officer Darryl White as the company’s new chief executive officer. The current chief exec, Bill Downe, who has announced his intention to retire on 31 October. Darryl will take over on 1 November. He has progressed through a series of key leadership roles at BMO. Currently, he provides strategic leadership for the bank’s personal, commercial and wealth businesses across North America and globally. He is also accountable for ensuring BMO’s marketing strategy contributes strongly to the bank's overall growth plans, while ensuring the bank’s technology function delivers strategic capabilities to all businesses. Additionally, Mr. White is a Director of BMO Financial Corp., the entity that has overall responsibility for the activities of the bank in the United States.
Just Eat, a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, has appointed Alistair Cox as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from 2 May 2017. Alistair is chief executive of recruitment specialist Hays and has significant executive and non-executive experience with UK-listed companies. He has previously served as a non-executive director of 3i Group, the leading international investment company, and as chief executive officer of Xansa, the technology and outsourcing group. He holds a first class honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Salford University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. His background in technology and talent will add significant value to Just Eat.
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