City Moves for 25 March 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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UK Export Finance

The export credit agency has appointed Margaret Eyres as head of direct lending. She was formerly head of export finance UK at Societe Generale. Eyres has 25 years’ experience in trade services, trade finance, and export finance, and has also held roles at Midland Bank International and ABN Amro.

Panmure Gordon

The stockbroker and investment firm has appointed Patric Johnson, head of securities, to its board. He joins from Evolution Group, where he was head of distribution and served on the board of Evolution Securities. Johnson was also previously co-founder and chief operating officer within Icap Equities.


The commercial property services and investment firm has announced several changes to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) research team. Richard Holberton becomes EMEA head of occupier research. He was previously head of office and industrial research, EMEA. Machiel Wolters becomes head of EMEA industrial and logistics research. He previously led CBRE’s Dutch research team. Marc van Tilburg joins as head of Netherlands research from Ahold.

Newton Investment Management

BNY Mellon’s investment management subsidiary has appointed Catherine Booth UK institutional business development manager. She joins from Barings, where she has been a member of its institutional sales team for the past eight years. Booth has also held roles at Heptagon Capital and Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters).

Montello Capital Management

The real estate asset management firm has appointed Rod Lockhart as managing director. He joins from CBRE Capital Advisors, where he was senior director.

ifs ProShare

Gabbi Stopp has been appointed head of the body for employee share plan professionals. She was account director, client services at Capita Asset Services, and has also held roles at Barclays, Pearson, and Tesco.

Martin’s Properties

The investment firm has announced the appointment of Neil Sachdev as chairman. He has previously served as group property director of J Sainsbury, and also spent 29 years at Tesco, latterly as stores board director.

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