Helen Grime Named As Wigmore Hall’s First Female Composer In Residence

Helen Grime has been named as Wigmore Hall’s first female Composer in Residence for their 2016/2017 season . The Scottish composer, known for her music’s lyrical beauty, is the subject of Helen Grime Day (15 October), which includes Aviary Sketches, co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Grime has also written a new Piano Concerto for… Read full story

Louise Fisher Appointed Chair Of The Board At CIPD

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has appointed Louise Fisher, HR Director at Xerox Europe as Chair of the Board, plus three new Board members. In her application for the position, Louise Fisher commented: “I’m passionate about the role of HR and L&D, and I want to influence and contribute more to… Read full story

Mercer Appoints Catrina Holme As Non-Executive Director To Its UK Board

Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, has appointed Catrina Holme as non-executive director of its UK Board. Initially a private equity lawyer, Ms Holme has been involved in the venture capital industry since 1992. She has served in Executive, Non-Executive and Investment roles in the sector, including as a Partner… Read full story

KPMG Expands Its Business And Administration Apprenticeship Scheme

KPMG has today welcomed 32 new apprentices to its Business Support Academy scheme. The scheme was initially launched in London and has now been extended to offices across the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow. KPMG’s Business Support Academy offers 16 – 24 year old apprentices the opportunity to spend 13 months working… Read full story

EY – Record Number of Equity Partners Appointed In The UK

EY has appointed 68 equity Partners to its UK business in the last year. Of the 68 partners appointed over the last year, 13 are women, which takes their Partner population to 17% female. Over 30% of EY’s leadership team are women. Steve Varley, Chairman and UK & Ireland Managing Partner at EY, says, "I… Read full story

Sam Smith Appointed to Quoted Companies Alliance Board

The Quoted Companies Alliance, which champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies has announced the appointment of Sam Smith to its Board. Sam Smith is Chief Executive Officer of finnCap, an independent broker for growth companies and under her leadership is now one of the leading and fastest-growing independent brokers in the UK.… Read full story

CBI Names Katja Hall as New Deputy Director-General

The CBI has announced the appointment of Katja Hall as their new Deputy Director-General replacing Dr Neil Bentley. Ms Hall was previously Chief Policy Director at the organisation. In her role as Deputy Director-General, Ms Hall will lead the CBI's policy development and lobbying work, including in the run up to the 2015 general election.… Read full story