Personal Group has appointed George Farrow, the former Reward Gateway chief operating officer, to lead the client management teams and promote the uptake of Hapi, Personal Group's benefits platform, among new and existing clients. With a strong background in strategic growth and product development, George moved into the benefits market following 30 years in banking, initially with NatWest working in corporate finance and then with Lloyds TSB, where he was responsible for establishing the bank’s employee benefits product for customers - bringme. Farrow oversaw the development of bringme and its eventual sale to Asperity (now Reward Gateway) in 2007, which subsequently lead to his move to Reward Gateway as client services director in 2009.
Smith & Williamson
Fiona Westwood has joined Smith & Williamson's assurance and business services team as a partner. She brings over 20 years of experience, notably with law firms and professional practices, charities and owner-managed businesses. Fiona joins from PwC where she spent some 17 years, with the last 10 years as a director. Fiona is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Diploma in Charity Accounting. She drafted the registered social housing SORP (Statement for Recommended Practice) for compliance with new accounting regulations, known as FRS102.
Clyde & Co
Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Brian Greenwood and Stephen Webb as partners to its planning group in London. Brian joins Clyde & Co from Winckworth Sherwood. He regularly acts as advocate at NSIP and local plan examinations, public inquiries and in the Magistrates’ Courts and has considerable experience of judicial review and High Court litigation. Stephen joins Clyde & Co from King & Wood Mallesons. He has over 25 years' experience as both a solicitor and town planner. He advises private and public sector clients on all aspects of planning law.
Alpha FX have appointed Tim Kidd, former EMEA CFO of ICAP, as its chief financial officer. Tim will focus on delivering the Reading based FX firm’s expansion plans, with annual growth in excess of 80 per cent over the last three years alone. Prior to his appointment Tim held several senior financial services roles, including EMEA CFO of FTSE listed interdealer broker ICAP, where he worked for over 16 years through its rapid growth.In his new role, Tim will work closely with chief executive officer Morgan Tillbrook to drive Alpha FX’s continued expansion.
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