City Moves for 09 March 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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FTI Consulting

The business advisory firm has appointed Mark Hunt as senior managing director in its forensic & litigation consulting practice. He joins from BDO, where he led its financial services practice. Hunt has also previously worked as a partner at KPMG.

Berwin Leighton Paisner

The law firm has announced five partner promotions. In its corporate department, Matthew Baker becomes a partner in London and Manoj Purushothaman a partner in Singapore. Also in London, Kiran Arora becomes a finance partner, and James Marshall and Paul Bennett become litigation and dispute resolution partners. In Germany, Tina Siebenhaar becomes a real estate partner.


The communications consultancy has appointed Iraj Ispahani as senior adviser. He previously worked as regional market leader of Europe, Middle East and Africa financial services, global head of client strategy financial services at Korn Ferry. Ispahani also spent 15 years as a banker at JP Morgan.

Close Brothers

Edward Langham has been appointed corporate sales director in the financial services firm’s invoice finance business. He most recently worked at National Australia Bank, and has 16 years’ corporate banking experience.

Heaton & Partners

The prime buying agency has announced the appointment of Gilly Holloway as partner. She has been operating in the prime residential market in central London for over 20 years, much of it working independently.

Walker Crips

The investment and wealth management firm has appointed Katie Machin as a chartered financial planner. She joins from NFU Mutual, where she was a financial adviser. Machin has 11 years’ experience advising clients on protection, pensions, investments, and inheritance tax planning.


Jonathan Morris has been appointed partner at the commercial law firm. He joins from Bates Wells Braithwaite, where he was a senior associate. Morris has more than 10 years’ experience working with Aim-listed and owner-managed businesses.

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