City Moves for 14 May 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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Nexus Planning

Amanda Balson has been appointed director of the planning and regeneration consultancy’s London office. She joins from Terence O’Rourke, and in her 20 years in the industry has also held director roles at Turley and DTZ Pieda Consulting.

Allianz Global Investors

Tobias C Pross has been appointed head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at the investment management firm. He joined Allianz Global Investors in 1999, and was most recently head of institutional business development and head of distribution Europe.

CBRE Retail

The commercial real estate services firm’s retail division has appointed Andrew Goodwin as senior director in its development team. He joins from Cornerstone Real Estate and Investment, where he was director of real estate. CBRE Retail has also appointed four new associate directors. James Keenan joins from CWM. Rob Jones joins from Brasier Freeth. Charlotte Wittenberg joins from DTZ. Nuala Tolson joins from Savills. Richard Lunn transfers internally into its capital markets high street team. Finally, Matt Gilson joins as a senior surveyor from GVA.


The investment management firm, part of Axa, has appointed Nathan Sweeney as co-manager of the Architas Multi-Asset Active range of funds. He joined Architas in 2010 from Thornhill, where he worked as a private client fund manager. Sweeney began his investment career at AIB Investment Managers.

Markel UK

Chris Frame has been appointed underwriter in the insurer’s retail team in London. He joins from Towergate Insurance, where he was a development executive in its London financial risks team. Frame has also held roles at Zenith Insurance Management.


The peer-to-peer lender has appointed Colin Hodges as head of lending operations. He joins from Frontier Gottex, where he was chief operating officer. Hodges has also held roles at Gartmore Investment Management.

Charles Russell Speechlys

Suzi Gatward has been promoted to real estate partner at the law firm. She joined Speechly Bircham in 2012, and specialises in advising clients on all aspects of mixed-use development schemes.

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