Matthew Leitch (pictured) has been appointed as senior director at CBRE Residential. He will be based in the commercial real estate services and investment firm’s Canary Wharf office and will be focused on the prime east London market. Matthew joins from Savills, where spent over five years as a director in the residential development team specialising in east London. He previously led the east London office for Currell Residential, where he worked for nine years.
Consultancy firm Iceni Projects (Iceni) has appointed former MP Nick Raynsford as a consultant. As well as advising Iceni’s board of directors generally, Nick has also been appointed as Chair of a new Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) being launched by Iceni. The SDC is being set up as an industry-led initiative to focus the approach to measuring sustainable development in the planning arena. Nick is the former Planning and Housing Minister and Minister for London, and was MP for Greenwich & Woolwich until his decision to stand down at the General Election last year. He said: “Iceni is an exceptional firm with a great reputation in the industry for providing high quality planning services to its clients. I look forward to working with the team and contributing to the company’s continuing growth and diversification, as well as driving forward the commission alongside key stakeholders.”
International Chamber of Commerce
Vijey Ananda has been appointed as commercial director of the ICC Academy – the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) education initiative.
His role will focus on the development of the Academy’s commercial functions, including strategic planning and developing a commercial plan, as well as distributing ICC Academy services around the world by implementing new sales and marketing programmes. Vijey has over 17 years of experience in the corporate banking industry, including roles at Standard Chartered, Bank of America and HSBC.
The Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) has appointed Andy Rose as its first chief executive. He joins the GIIA from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency, where he spent three years as chief executive. Prior to this he was an executive board member of Partnerships UK, and he was previously a partner at AgFe from 2011 to 2013. Andy said: “I am delighted to join the GIIA as its first chief executive officer. Having worked in senior roles in infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, I am fully aware of the vital role institutional investment plays is supporting global ambitions for modern infrastructure. I look forward to establishing the GIIA as the leading global advocacy association for the asset class.”
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