City Moves for 8 June 2016 | Who’s switching jobs

Joseph Millis
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National Football League UK

Melissa Brown, a sales and marketing executive with more than 15 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, has joined the National Football League’s London office to take responsibility for further growing the league’s commercial performance in the UK. Melissa joins the NFLUK office as vice-president of commercial partnerships following a stint at Syco Entertainment, where for six years she was commercial director responsible for building brand partnerships for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Among the deals she secured around The X Factor were multi-brand partnerships with Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser and partnerships with TRESemme and Thorntons chocolates. Melissa, who previously held positions at Celador and ITV, will oversee a six-strong team in the areas of sponsorship and consumer products and report to NFLUK managing director Alistair Kirkwood.

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers, specialists in environmental, planning, property and public law, has announced the appointment of its new chambers director – Paul Newhall. Paul joins from London law firm Collyer Bristow LLP, where he was business development director.

Mark Davies & Associates

Mark Davies & Associates continues its expansion into the international private client arena with the appointment of David Bell as a tax consultant. David is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment who joins from Lombard Odier, where he led the wealth planning offering from the London office. David has 10 years’ experience in advising wealthy families, particularly those who are UK resident non-domiciled.His focus will be on developing and maintaining relationships with clients and their advisers.


Backbase, the digital banking technology company, has announced the appointment of Leonore Van Waaij as chief financial officer. Van Waaij is the former CFO at The Phone House, where she spent over three years managing and overviewing all financial and commercial operations. She brings over 15 years extensive experience in finance, controlling and auditing, as well as operations management in the retail and commercial industries. Prior to The Phone House, she worked for several multinational companies such as Deloitte and Amsterdam Airport Authority, with a focus on improving operations and maximising profits through the restructuring of finance management, IT systems, costs and company productivity.

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