City Moves for 23 April 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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The corporate advisory and broking firm has appointed Nic Hellyer as director in its corporate finance team. He joins from HSBC, where he was managing director and head of its UK mid-market advisory team. Hellyer has also held roles at UBS and KPMG.

Standard Chartered

Sir Iain Lobban has been appointed senior adviser to the bank’s board financial crime risk committee. He was director of GCHQ between mid-2008 and late 2014, having previously served as director-general of operations from 2004.

BNP Paribas Real Estate

The property advisory firm has announced two appointments to its West End office leasing team. Jack Knivett and Rob Rooney both join from Farebrother, where they were partner and associate partner respectively. Knivett has also held roles at Edward Charles & Partners and Doherty Baines. Rooney worked at Cushman & Wakefield before joining Farebrother in 2008.

Liberty Global

The cable company has appointed Yasemin Arik as vice president, M&A and corporate development. Between 2008 and 2014, she was a principal at Apax Partners, where she focused on private equity investments in the media sector. Arik has also held positions at Thomas H Lee Partners in Boston and Morgan Stanley in New York.

PwC Legal

Peter Workman has been appointed partner in PwC’s legal division. He joins from King & Wood Mallesons, and he specialises in buyouts, buy-ins and general M&A.


The wealth adviser has announced the appointment of David Smith as HR director. He most recently held interim HR consultancy roles at OCS Group and the British Council. Smith has also held senior HR positions at LV=, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Sainsbury’s.

TMF Group

The business services firm has appointed Michael Adams as global head of structured finance. He joined TMF three years ago, and has also held senior positions at BNY Mellon, Barclays Capital and Grant Thornton.

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