City Moves for 07 May 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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Norton Rose Fulbright

The law firm has appointed Richard Hughes as a partner in its London banking and finance practice. He joins from Simmons & Simmons in London. Hughes has over 25 years’ experience as a finance lawyer, and has also worked in-house.

Silicon Valley Bank UK

The financial services firm has appointed Gavin Hewitt as chief financial officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was most recently head of finance for HSBC’s Commercial Bank in Europe. Hewitt has also held senior finance roles at Barclays.


Rachel Sexton has been appointed partner in the professional services firm’s fraud investigations and disputes services team. She joins from KPMG, where she was a partner. Sexton has over 20 years’ experience working with clients in the banking and insurance sectors in the UK, US, Germany and Switzerland.


The commercial real estate services firm has announced the appointment of two partners to its Covent Garden office, which focuses on its Midtown, Southbank and creative London offer. Rebecca Archer moves from the City, where she has been based for 16 years. Niall Ingham joins from Grainger.


The law firm has announced the appointment of three partners to its global real estate group in Western Europe. Bernhard Gemmel joins from Bird & Bird, where he was a partner. He has also held roles in Dentons’s legacy firm Salans. Véronique Lagarde joins from Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés in Paris. Jean-Luc Calisti joins from Herbert Smith Freehills.

UBS Global Asset Management

Alistair Mackenzie has been appointed associate sales director at the asset management firm. He will focus on promoting UBS Global Asset Management’s strategies to financial institutions in London and southern England. Mackenzie previously worked in the sales team at Curzon Capital.

Gerald Eve

The property consultancy has appointed Mark Lethbridge as a partner in its City office, responsible for its City occupier agency. He was previously lead partner for the City of London tenant representation team at Deloitte Real Estate.

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