United Trust Bank has appointed Richard Murley as its new chairman. His appointment follows the recent retirement of previous chairman, Nicholas Clegg CBE, who fulfilled the role for the last 15 years. Richard has been chairman of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust (UCLH) since 2010. He is a qualified solicitor and has worked in the City of London for more than 30 years. He started his career at Linklaters & Paines before moving into investment banking with Kleinwort Benson. In 1998, after eight years as a director, Richard moved to Goldman Sachs where he worked in mergers and acquisitions. Between 2003 and 2005 he took up a secondment as director general of the Takeover Panel following which he joined NM Rothschild & Son where he is an executive vice chairman.
Pemberton Greenish has appointed Christine Hereward as a partner and head of planning, in the firm’s real estate department. Christine joins the firm from Howard Kennedy where she led the planning department. Christine has extensive experience in planning law, advising on matters ranging from applications and appeals to public enquiries and enforcement matters for developers, land-owners, occupier clients and major house-builders. Prior to Howard Kennedy, Christine was head of planning and property law at Westminster City Council where she was responsible for planning law matters.
White & Case
Mark Clarke has joined global law firm White & Case as a partner in its disputes group in London, with a particular focus on natural resources and infrastructure disputes. Mark, whose practice focuses on disputes arising in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, has represented governments, state-owned entities and some of the world’s largest companies in complex cross-border disputes, both in litigation and arbitration. He joins the firm from Ashurst where he was head of the firm’s dispute resolution department in London and global co-head of the resources & infrastructure disputes group.
Good Energy Group
Good Energy Group, which supplies and generates 100 per cent renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas to UK homes and businesses, has appointed Emma Tinker as a non-executive director, and David Brooks as an executive director to the Board with immediate effect. Emma is a private equity investment director who brings a wealth of investment experience. She is a director of numerous renewable energy companies and has substantial commercial experience spanning the entire lifecycle of investments in energy businesses. She established the renewable energy business at HG Capital in 2002 and remains a leading member of their team. She has been a director for renewable developers and independent power producers, working across a range of renewable technologies. David joined the Company in September 2015 and is managing director of Good Energy’s supply business. He was previously at AXA, as managing director for the self investor business and distribution director for AXA Sunlife.
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