Australia’s Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (Fasea) appointed Mark Brimble to the role of interim managing director on 10 April.
He replaces chief executive Deen Sanders, who will step down from the role to “continue his long-standing career in professional standards”, the Fasea chair Catherine Walter said.
Brimble has worked within the finance and education sectors for the past 17 years and will continue as professor of finance and financial planning in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith Business School.
He will commence his role on 23 April 2018 and remain in the position until 31 July 2018.
Stonehage Fleming, an independently owned family office, has appointed Rudi Bodenstein as a director within its Jersey office.
With nearly 30 years’ industry experience, Bodenstein joins Stonehage Fleming from FNB International Trustees where, as director, he spent eight years developing and implementing business strategy for the expansion of the fiduciary and advisory business.
Before relocating to Jersey in 2008, Bodenstein was a partner in a South African law firm and attorney of the High Court of South Africa for 18 years where he specialised in litigation, trust and estate planning, personal and family law, as well as international structuring.
Bodenstein will work closely with Paul Roper, partner at Stonehage Fleming, to develop and drive forward the ‘Emerald Offering’, which is the group’s in-house trust and investment service designed to offer a competitive solution to solve the inter-generational succession planning and wealth preservation requirements of clients and their families who may not require the full family office service.
Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed Robert Ross as chief operating officer.
Ross moves from his previous base in Scotland to RSM’s headquarters in London to take up his position, succeeding David Gwilliam who has taken up the role of chief executive.
Gwilliam said: “I am absolutely delighted to appoint Robert as our new chief operating officer. I have worked closely with Robert since he joined the firm in 2003, and more recently in his role as regional managing partner for our Scotland and Northern Ireland region, and as the head of our consulting services.
“He has successfully led our business in Scotland through challenging market conditions and ensured its growth. As head of consulting, he has overseen the near quadrupling of its revenue. I have no doubt that Robert will fulfil his new role with commitment and desire. He has great integrity and is dedicated to the interests of our people and our clients.”