Residential and agricultural lawyer Penny Gladman is joining the law firm’s private client and property teams. She was a partner at Lodders Solicitors, and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Country Land and Business Association.
British Council for Offices
Colette O’Shea has been appointed president of the membership organisation. She is currently managing director, London portfolio at Land Securities, and has also previously worked as head of development at the commercial property firm. In addition, O’Shea is a non-executive director of Genesis Housing Association.
The pensions trustee company has appointed Neil McPherson as managing director. Since 2010, he has been senior adviser to Copthall Partners, and he has also held senior positions at Citigroup and Standard Life. McPherson is currently the council director for the Conference Board’s European Pension Council, a pan-European group of multinational corporate pension funds.
The private equity real estate business has announced the appointment of Biren Amin as managing director, investments. He was most recently European head of integrated solutions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, and has also held roles at Axa REIM and Goldman Sachs.
The restaurant group has announced the appointment of Toby Harris as chief financial officer (CFO). He most recently worked as CFO at two private equity-backed firms, and has also served as finance director of Hilton’s London hotels division.
Simon Halberstam has been appointed head of the law firm’s technology law practice in London. He was most recently head of IT law at Kingsley Napley, and has also held positions at Slaughter and May.
AKG Actuaries & Consultants
The actuarial consultancy has appointed Matt Ward as head of communications. He previously spent 15 years working at research company Defaqto, where he was most recently a wealth management consultant.
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