City Moves for 19 April 2017 - who's switching jobs at Stellar Asset Management, Santander, Gem Diamonds and ​BBG Real Estate Advisers

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Today's City Moves cover asset management, banking, mining and real estate. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Stellar Asset Management

Andrew Watson had been appointed operations director of Stellar Asset Management. Andrew has over twenty years’ experience in financial services, most recently spending 10 years as director at Reyker Securities. He was previously ISA manager at stockbrokers Shaw & Co and oversaw the successful integration of their ISA operations with Charles Stanley, following the two firms’ merger in 1997.

Santander

Patricia Halliday has been appointed chief risk officer of Santander UK, reporting to the chief executive officer Nathan Bostock. Patricia will oversee Santander UK’s risk function with responsibility for the management and control of all financial risks (credit, market, liquidity, capital and pensions) as well as the operational risk framework and reporting. She brings extensive experience and knowledge of the financial services industry, having held senior Credit Risk positions at Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital. She joins from GE where she was the chief risk officer of GE Capital International Holdings, with oversight of all enterprise risks across $125bn+ of assets and multiple jurisdictions.

Gem Diamonds

Gem Diamonds has appointed Harry Kenyon-Slaney as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the company to succeed Roger Davis who will be stepping down at the annual general meeting in early June. Harry is currently a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co and has over 33 years of experience in the mining industry, principally with Rio Tinto. He is a geologist by training and his experience spans operations, marketing, projects, finance and business development and he has worked in South Africa, Australia and the UK. Harry is also a partner at Audley Capital Advisors LLP a member of the board of Bridon Bekaert Ropes Group, and a non-executive director of several private companies. He has completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, France.

​BBG Real Estate Advisers

David Alcock has joined BBG Real Estate Advisers as a partner and will advise clients on leasing, sales/purchases and developments. David has spent 18 years at Newton Perkins. Joining BBG will be an ideal fit for David’s skillset and a good opportunity to expand the BBC business in a market where there is increasing demand for experience, specialist real estate advisers. The firm already handles successful letting, lease advisory and capital markets businesses, but BBG believes David’s hire will put the firm at the front and centre of the market for niche real estate advisers in the City office market.