City Moves for 27 January 2016 | Who’s switching jobs

Joseph Millis
View Of London From The Monument To The Great Fire Of London
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Indigo Planning

Indigo Planning has appointed of Julie White as associate. Julie joins the consultancy firm with more than 15 years’ national and regional industry experience. Much of Julie’s work has focused on delivering residential and mixed-use proposals for private developers, as well as major retail projects for a national supermarket operator. She also has experience carrying out policy work and driving regeneration projects in urban and rural areas. Julie has worked alongside a range of public sector clients, including the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and in the education sector on the Building Schools for the Future Programme and Priority School Building Programme.


Dr Philippe Cotrel has joined the developer of Affimer biotherapeutics and research reagents Avacta as chief commercial officer. Philippe joins Avacta from Abcam, where he held the role of commercial operations director. He will lead the group’s commercial strategy and business development activities, and will drive the commercialisation of the Affimer technology as both research reagents and biotherapeutics. Philippe has over 20 years’ commercial experience in sales, marketing and customer support in the life sciences sector having held senior positions in Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, Oxford Glycosciences and Affymetrix.

Savills Investment Management

Savills Investment Management, the international property investment manager, has appointed Tasnia Aurongonzeb as compliance manager and Lucy Matthams as head of HR. Both will report to chief operating officer James Bury. Prior to joining Savills IM, Tasnia was compliance manager and money laundering reporting officer at Curzon Advisers and previously was a project team data remediation analyst at Barclays Wealth Management. Lucy joins from Land Securities, where she was an HR business partner for its London portfolio and corporate services. Prior to this, she was HR manager at King’s College Hospital, NHS Trust, where she was the main HR business partner for three service lines.


Colin Short has been appointed to the Investec Aviation Team as head of technical services. Prior to this, Colin was the chief technical officer of KV Aviation, where he was responsible for the technical asset management of the KV portfolio, coordinating and managing all aircraft pre-purchase and mid-lease inspections, aircraft del­iveries & re-deliveries, as well as drafting and negotiating technical lease documentation.

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