Fernando Garcia has been appointed as a
business advisory partner at Ernst & Young
Spain
(E&Y)… Barrie Newton has been appointed as a
director and corporate broker within the corporate finance team of
UK firm Smith & Williamson
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has appointed Achim
Bauer as partner of its European insurance practice… Graham
Rowlands-Hempel has been appointed as a director of the human
resource services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers
UK
… Rowan Taylor has been appointed as a director in the
KPMG UK forensic technology team… Ernst
& Young Romania
(E&Y) has appointed Panos
Papazoglou as country assurance co-ordinator…

• Fernando Garcia has been appointed as a business advisory
partner at Ernst & Young Spain (E&Y).
Garcia’s appointment is part of E&Y’s policy of internal
promotion at international level. The Spanish firm has consolidated
its business in each of its service areas. The firm hired 103 staff
in the most recent fiscal year, an overall growth of 13
percent.

• Barrie Newton has been appointed as a director and corporate
broker within the corporate finance team of UK firm Smith
& Williamson
. Newton is an Alternative Investment
Market-registered qualified executive with more than 30 years of
experience working for stockbroking firms. He was also the founder
and managing director of UK stockbroking company Rowan Dartington
and sat on the board of investment banking business Blue Oar. Smith
& Williamson is a member firm of Nexia International.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has appointed
Achim Bauer as partner of its European insurance practice. Bauer
has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and insurance
sectors.

PwC’s global insurance leader Ian Dilks commented: “A combination
of current market turmoil and of new regulation is likely to result
in considerable changes within the industry. Bauer’s depth of
experience and advisory expertise will supplement PwC’s advisory
capabilities across Europe and will enable us to better support our
clients during this time.”

• Graham Rowlands-Hempel has been appointed as a director of the
human resource services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers
UK
. Rowlands-Hempel will advise and help design a range of
employee share plans, executive incentives and other employee
incentive arrangements.

• Rowan Taylor has been appointed as a director in the
KPMG UK forensic technology team. He will lead the
development of the firm’s forensic technology services for the
financial services industry. Taylor was previously a partner in the
financial services advisory practice of IT company Atos Origin,
where he specialised in technology and security.

“By using specialist technology, industry knowledge and
investigation techniques to analyse and interrogate data and
present critical information in an evidentially sound manner, we
can support clients as they seek to quickly prevent and resolve
disputes, misconduct and inappropriate behaviour,” Taylor
said.

KPMG UK’s forensic practice has been the fastest growing business
at the firm for the past two years. KPMG said the growing
importance of forensic technology has been instrumental in helping
the division’s revenues double during this period.

Ernst & Young Romania (E&Y) has
appointed Panos Papazoglou as country assurance co-ordinator.
Papazoglou has 20 years of experience in co-ordinating financial
audits, internal audits, due diligence and financial projects. He
has been with E&Y since 1988 and has been a partner for the
past eight years. Two other appointments at the firm include
Gabriel Apostu, who has become an advisory services partner, and
Sebastian Mocanu, a new partner in assurance services.