City Moves for 11 July 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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BNP Paribas Real Estate
The property adviser has appointed Pippa Evans as UK HR director. She has most recently been working on an interim basis at HSBC. Evans was also formerly HR director at Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe, and senior HR business partner at Schroders Asset Management.

The professional services firm has announced two senior appointments to its cyber security practice. Giles Watkins joins as partner from Concentium, a firm he established. He previously spent 21 years at EY. Del Heppenstall joins as a director from Deloitte. He will lead KPMG’s teams across the southern and Midlands regions.

Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management
The investment firm has announced two senior appointments to its private equity and private markets business. Claudio Siniscalco joins as global co-head of co-investments. He was most recently principal at HarbourVest Partners. Siniscalco has also held roles at Audley Capital, Investcorp and Hicks Muse. Jason Sambanju joins as head of Asia secondaries. He was previously co-head of Asia for Paul Capital.

Invesco Perpetual
The investment management firm has announced appointments to its UK retail sales team. Gavin Ward joins as sales manager, London wealth and family offices, from Standard Life Investments. Tristan Murphy joins as regional sales manager, North West from Threadneedle.

Skrill Group
David Sear has been appointed group chief commercial officer at the online payment technologies provider. He joins from Weve, the joint venture between EE, Telefonica UK and Vodafone UK, where he was chief executive. Sear has also previously held senior management positions at Travelex, VocaLink and WorldPay.

Ian Hardman has been appointed director in the real estate professional services firm’s South East valuation advisory team. He joins from Hatfield Philips, where he has worked for 10 years. Hardman has also previously held roles at BNP Real Estate and Knight Frank.

The commercial costs consultancy has hired costs lawyer James Heawood. He joins from Kingsley Napley, and has over eight years’ experience.