Smith & Williamson
Smith & Williamson, the investment management, accountancy and tax group, has appointed Grant Hotson as group financial director. Grant joins the main board of Smith & Williamson and will sit on the firm’s subsidiary boards relating to the tax and business services and the investment management and banking divisions. He takes over from Jeremy Boadle who retires from Smith & Williamson later this year. Grant is a chartered accountant and brings over 18 years of experience in the financial services sector. Previous roles include working as the chief financial officer and member of the executive team at Ignis Asset Management before it was acquired by Standard Life Investments. Prior to that, Grant was head of finance at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership having spent some seven years at PwC.
Tullett Prebon has appointed Rebecca Shelley as global head of corporate affairs. Rebecca, who joins the firm on 1 September, will report directly to CEO John Phizackerley and becomes a member of the firm’s global executive committee.Rebecca has held a number of senior positions over a 25-year career, including group corporate affairs director at Tesco, and group communications director at Prudential. She also spent four years as a partner at the global communications consultancy Brunswick. In her new role, Rebecca will be responsible for the integration of the different business’s communications and marketing teams.
David Eagan has been appointed by Gresham, the data integrity specialists, as global director of customer success and service delivery. David will lead the global services business, overseeing rapidly growing licence sales of its financial services software platform – Clareti Transaction Control. Bringing a wealth of experience in professional services and customer success, David joins from Lexmark Enterprise Software, where he led international service delivery.
M&G Real Estate
M&G Real Estate has appointed Matthew Stone as head of long income real estate. In his new role, Matthew will lead the pan-European Long Income team, ensuring the delivery of investment transactions and asset performance to exceed both client expectations and Fund requirements. The team sources assets for M&G’s Institutional long lease funds and the long lease joint venture strategy between M&G’s Institutional Fixed Income Business and M&G Real Estate.
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