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Career moves: Hampshire Trust Bank, BCRE and many more

A round-up of some of the UK’s leading CFO and FD moves, as well as other executive changes across UK and global organisations

Tatton Asset Management appoints Paul Edwards as CFO

Tatton Asset Management’s Noah Stubley has announced that he has stepped down from his role as chief financial officer and will be replaced by Paul Edwards. According to reports, Stubley stayed at the company to ensure a smooth handover.

drp hires new Chief Finance Officer

Creative communications agency drp has appointed Richard Reed as its new CFO. In his new role, Reed will be responsible for supporting the drp team by overseeing all the financial and reporting responsibilities within the business.

Prior to joining drp, Reed served as finance director at PRG XL-Video. He is also a fully qualified chartered accountant and brings a wealth of experience with him, having served in the industry for 20 years.

Speaking about his appointment, Reed said: “With my many years of expertise within finance it is vital that we continue to implement and build the financial element into drp. I’m excited for this new chapter and I look forward to being part of drp’s continuing success.”

Hampshire Trust Bank appoints CEO after Sismey-Durrant retires

The Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed Matthew Wyles as its new CEO. This move comes after the company’s previous CEO, Mark Sismey-Durrant, announced that he’d be stepping down from the position last year. Sismey-Durrant also stated that he’d retire once the company found a suitable replacement for him. Prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank, Wyles served at Castle Trust Capital as a director. He also spent five years as an executive director at Nationwide Building Society.

Robert Sharpe, chairman of Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “I am truly delighted the Hampshire Trust Bank Board has secured the services of Matthew Wyles as the bank’s next CEO following Mark’s decision to retire.  Matthew is a practitioner well known in the retail and small business banking circles for achieving outstanding results. He is exactly the right person to provide the stewardship, entrepreneurial insights and the leadership to successfully steer the Bank through the next stage of its development and growth.”

Delin Capital Asset Management names new CFO

Delin Capital Asset Management has appointed Jeff Pym as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining DCAM, Pym served at Tritax Management LLP as CFO. He also served at Squarestone as a finance director and at Hanover Housing as a group director of finance. According to reports, Pym will be based in DCAM’s London office. He will report to DCAM managing director, Ekaterina Avdonina and will be responsible for the company’s financial operations, and supporting any future equity raising program.

Close Brothers hires new motor finance CEO  

Close Brothers Motor Finance has announced the appointment of Rebecca McNeil as its new chief executive officer. She will be replacing James Broadhead, who is set to retire. Prior to joining Close Brothers, McNeil served at Barclays Business as a COO. McNeil has also served as a chair of UK Finance’s corporate committee and was previously involved with the government’s scale-up taskforce and the mayor of London’s business advisory committee.

Speaking about her appointment, McNeil stated: “It’s an amazing opportunity with a company that’s genuinely investing in its people, technology and customer service, and has the support and backing of Close Brothers, a bank that has a proud tradition of lending to customers throughout the economic cycle.”

Sedgwick appoints New Ireland CEO

Sedgwick has announced Malcolm Hughes will become its new CEO. In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for leading the company’s business development efforts and supporting the consolidation of Cunningham Lindsey.

Speaking about Hughes’ appointment, Ian Muress, Sedgwick’s international chief executive, said: “His [Malcolm] reputation for overseeing the delivery of a broad portfolio of services to financial and insurance companies is unparalleled, and his expertise will be instrumental as we continue to produce outstanding results and serve our customers with the exceptional support they have come to expect.”


Senior AZ exec to become CEO of Redx

Pharmaceutical company RedX has announced the appointment of Lisa Anson as its new chief executive officer, taking up her role in June 2018. The company also announced that Anson will be joining their board of directors as well.

Anson worked for 20 years with AstraZeneca, holding multiple senior management roles. She currently serves as president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

New CEO for Red Funnel

Fran Collins will be joining logistics company Red Funnel as its new CEO. Prior to joining Red Funnel, Collins served as the operations director for Condor Ferries. Kevin George, chairman of Red Funnel, said: “Fran’s appointment as CEO is fantastic news for Red Funnel as we embark on the next stage of development of the business under our new ownership. Fran brings a great depth of knowledge in all aspects of operating vital ferry services to Island communities and I am delighted that Red Funnel and the Isle of Wight will now have the opportunity to benefit from her experience and expertise.”

RED Commerce appoints Ross Eades as CEO to drive growth

Recruitment firm RED Commerce has appointed Ross Eades as its new CEO. He will be succeeding Andy McRae, who is set to become a non-executive director at the company. Eades brings a wealth of experience with him seeing as he has spent several years building an international group, six years building a technology recruitment group and four years completing the turnaround of a UK staffing business.

About his appointment, Eades said: “The opportunity to lead such a recognised SAP and consultative technology recruitment organisation with a clear growth strategy was one that I couldn’t pass up. I’m excited by the enormous potential of the business and am looking forward to working with the talented management team to achieve fundamental growth.”


DB Cargo UK announces top appointments

Railway carrier DB Cargo has appointed Dirk Nolte as its new COO. Nolte served for 24 years in various industries and managed various large scale international projects ranging from scoping to implementation.

DB Cargo’s chief executive, Hans-Gorg Werner, said about the move: “We have now stabilised our operations and customer confidence is returning, so now is the ideal time to hand over the reins. Dirk, Roger, myself and the rest of the UK board will be focusing on driving even higher standards of reliability and service to our customers.”

Dennis de Vreede appointed as CFO of Wereldhave

Real estate company Wereldhave has announced the appointment of Dennis de Vreede as its new CFO. According to reports, this appointment was confirmed during the company’s AGM of shareholders. Prior to joining Wereldhave, de Vreede served at DeepOcean as its CFO and he has also worked at companies such as Redevco and Prologis.

BCRE announces management changes

Brack Capital Real Estate Investments announced some major changes in their management and stated that Ariel Podrojski has retired from his position as CEO of the company. In light of Podrojski’s retirement, BCRE’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Nansia Koutsou as CFO and COO,  Shai Shamir as the company’s interim CEOs effective immediately. In a statement, BCRE thanked Podrojski for his contributions to the company and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with him over the years.

CFO Andrew Westenberger departs Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin has announced that their finance director, Andrew Westenberger, will be leaving the company after working there for five years on 16 May 2018 after BD publishes its half-year results. According to the company’s board of directors, BD has already started the search for a new CFO.

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