City Moves for 1 December 2016 | Who’s switching jobs

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Neon has appointed Geoff Riddell as its new non-executive chairman. Geoff brings with him over three decades of experience in the international and London insurance markets. He is currently chairman of Pool Re, having joined its board in 2015. He previously held several senior managerial roles at Zurich, where he was chief executive and then chairman of Zurich Global Corporate, as well as regional chairman of Zurich’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa operations. Prior to Zurich, Geoff held a series of senior roles at AIG including country head of AIG France, CEO of AIG Belgium and president and managing director Hong Kong. Geoff has previously served as chairman of the World Economic Forum Insurance Global Advisory Council, as a member of the ABI General Insurance Council and as a member of the Lord Mayor of London’s advisory board.


Following a career of more than 21 years within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, Perry Watts, CEO DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland will be retiring at the end of the year. Taking on the role will be Paul Dyer, currently president, global automotive & MD UKI automotive and Europe, DHL Supply Chain. He will succeed Watts as CEO UK & Ireland, DHL Supply Chain and join the divisional Board effective 1 January 2017. In his current position Paul has been responsible for shaping the long term growth and strategic direction of the automotive business globally, a sector comprising 230 operations around the world with over 25,000 automotive supply chain colleagues.


Jetstone Asset Management has appointed Igor Pikovsky its chief risk officer. He joins Jetstone from Rogge Global Partners in London, the global fixed income asset management firm, where he was a senior partner and global head of risk and where over 13 years, he built the investment and enterprise risk management function from the ground up. Prior to this he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley. At Jetstone he will be responsible for building and overseeing the firm’s investment and enterprise risk management framework and implementing cutting edge analytical systems for valuation, risk management and portfolio attribution.


Lord David Currie has been appointed the next chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and will succeed the current chairman, Lord Chris Smith next year. Lord Currie is also the chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority.

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