Professional services EY and Brickendon have added Non-Executives to their teams. Rosemary Martin joins the Big Four firm as an Independent Non-Executive in the firm’s Global Governance Council, Hugh Whelan, named a Non-Executive Director at Brickendon. has been tasked with providing the firm’s senior leadership with strategic advice.
Rosemary Martin currently works at the Vodafone Group, as its Group General Counsel & Company Secretary. She previously, from 1997, worked for around eleven years at Reuters, where she became General Counsel & Company Secretary in 2003. In 1983 she joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, becoming Partner at the firm in 1989.
Martin holds a degree in philosophy and literature from Sussex University. She was a Non-Executive director of HSBC Bank for the past ten years and a member of The Corporate Governance Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales for a five year term. In addition, she is an advisory board member of the Wesleyan Group of Companies and the Oxford Internet Institute, as well as having a seat on the Listing Authority Advisory Panel of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Martin joins EY as a Global Independent Non-Executive in the firm’s Global Governance Council. She will have a number of UK specific tasks and responsibilities, as required by the UK regulator, the FRC.
Steve Varley, EY’s UK Chairman, says, “Rosemary brings a wealth of experience. Her appointment will help appropriately challenge us and ensure our overall governance is one of the highest standard and that we continue to play our part in helping to build a better work world based on trust, integrity and confidence in our business.”
Hugh Whelan is currently the Head of Liquidity Management for EBS BrokerTec’s relationship-based trading venue, EBS Direct. He is responsible for the growth and development of liquidity to establish a healthy, efficient and liquid marketplace. Previously Whelan was Associated Director for Fx Spotstream, a multibank FX aggregation platform, where he was played a driving role in establishing the bank consortium.
Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Dresdner Bank, Mizuho, Bayerische Landesbank and Commerzbank. Whelan began his career as an accountant before moving into banking, specifically risk management and foreign exchange.
Whelan is a Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He has been a Managing Director at St. Margarets Dance Academy since 2008 and is a Member of the Advisory Board for TeachTennis-International.
Brickendon has appointed Whelan as a Non-Executive Director. Whelan brings more than 18 years of financial services sector experience to the role, and is tasked with providing the firm’s senior management team with strategic advice as it grows its global business. The appointment comes on the back of rapid change within the UK-based management and technology consulting firm – which has grown to 80 professionals since its founding in 2010 – including a recent expansion into the New York market.
Brickendon CEO Chris Burke remarks about the appointment of Whelan, “Having previously worked with Hugh, I’ve watched his progression with interest. His diverse background and range of experience will certainly help us to reach our ambitious goals and growth strategy, as we look to strengthen our presence in the UK and overseas. I’m in no doubt Hugh’s understanding of the finance sector will help drive us to bigger and better horizons.”
Whelan says, “I’ve always been impressed by Brickendon and how it conducts its business. The company is extremely focused and demonstrates a passion to change the industry, drawing on its experience to provide real commercial solutions to businesses. This dynamism as well as its ability to adapt to varying client needs has contributed to the business’ rapid growth. I’m really looking forward to working with Brickendon and building the business, making a difference and contributing to the future of the financial services sector.”