City Moves for 31 July 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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Allianz Worldwide Care

The health and life insurance firm has appointed Ida Luka-Lognoné as chief executive. Before joining Allianz Worldwide Partners’ executive committee in January 2014, responsible for strategy, innovation, and market management, she was chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Allianz Global Assistance. Luka-Lognoné has also held roles at Elvia Travel Insurance Group and Mondial Assistance Group.

Kames Capital

The investment management firm has announced the appointment of Jim Hartley as senior asset manager within its investment property team. He joins from Tilfen Land, where he was an asset manager focusing on investing in London and the South East. Hartley has also held positions at ING Real Estate Investment Management.


The professional services firm has announced several promotions within its pensions team. Alison Fleming becomes an equity partner. Her focus will include the financial services sector nationally and she will continue to lead PwC’s Scottish pensions team. Ros Williams, Debbie Cane and Julia Yates have all been promoted to directors.

LJ Group

The multi-family office has appointed Rodrigo Mendes as private client director within its trust and fiduciary business. He joins from United International Group’s London office, where he was business development director.


Steven Blackie has been appointed UK head of investments at the talent, health, retirement and investment consultancy. He joined in 2009 as leader of its Edinburgh investment team. He was most recently commercial director for Mercer’s UK investments business, and has also held positions at Aon Hewitt, Edinburgh Fund Managers and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

Weber Shandwick

James Nester has been appointed executive creative director at the public relations firm. He joins from We Are Social, where he led its creative department for two and a half years. Nester judged the Cyber category at this year’s Cannes Lions, and has won multiple awards.

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