People: PwC; Anthony James

Habib Farazmand
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PwC in the Midlands has appointed Habib Farazmand as tax director.

Farazmand brings with him over 16 years’ experience of working with a broad range of clients in multiple sectors, providing support through transactions, organisational and regulatory change.

He started his career in PwC’s large corporate tax practice before moving to industry and then specialising in EY’s international tax services team where he has spent the last 10 years including a successful secondment in New York, working with the largest US multinationals, advising on the tax implications of inward investment into the UK.

Trusha Kachhela, PwC Midlands tax leader, said: “I’m delighted to have Habib join our tax team in the Midlands to support our investment in the inbound market. Habib brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to benefit our clients and strengthen our market position.”

Farazmand said: “I am excited to have joined PwC at a time of unprecedented legislative change and the redrawing of the global tax frameworks. The breadth and range of talent and services that exist in the Midlands sets PwC apart in the market, being a part of an organisation that delivers exceptional regional services to clients in this fast-changing tax environment was a key reason for making the move.”

Nela Cooper

Leicestershire-based insurance broker, Anthony James, has appointed a new head of
private clients to help grow its first personal insurance offering for high net worth individuals.

With over 15 years experience within the private client insurance industry, Nela Cooper joins Anthony James to head up its new venture, Aura.

Cooper said: “I’m really excited to join Anthony James during a time when the company is
growing rapidly. The team is continuously investing in different projects as well as its people to improve the client experience and position itself as a credible leader in the insurance industry. I’m really looking forward to being a part of this journey and being able to bring my expertise to help take Aura to market.”

Jacob Duckworth, sales director at Anthony James said: “I’m delighted to welcome Nela to Anthony James. Nela is a key appointment in helping to realise what we think Aura can become in the months and years to come. The knowledge, experience and client relationships she has developed is unrivalled. Not least, Nela is fluent in Russian; which we think can help carve out a niche for us in the personal insurance sector.”