International environmental consultancy ERM has chosen Philip Gore-Randall as its new non-executive chairman.
He spent the first 25 years of his career at global accountancy and consulting giant Arthur Andersen, becoming chief operating office for the practice in 2001. He co-led the global dissolution of Andersen which followed Enron’s collapse.
Mr Gore-Randall went on to become chief operating officer of insurance and consulting group AON’s UK arm. He then served as chief operating officer of the UK banking group HBOS from September 2007. During the global banking crisis a year later that company was taken over by the Lloyds TSB group, which had to be rescued by the government soon afterwards. He was the integration director in the days following the acquisition.