Today's City Moves cover real estate investing, sports and retail. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Alex Hardwick has been appointed senior asset manager at APAM, the specialist independent UK real estate asset and investment manager. Alex joins APAM from Castleforge Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing new investments around the UK and enhancing the investment value of properties via hands on active asset management. With over 10 years’ property experience, Alex brings a wealth of experience to the APAM Asset Management team. His appointment will complement APAM’s multi-disciplined professional team of 40.
Formula One (F1) has appointed Chloe Targett-Adams as global director, promoter and business relations to lead race promotion operations for the organisation. Chloe joined F1 in 2009 as an in-house lawyer, working across the organisation’s commercial pursuits, following her early legal career at leading media and entertainment firm, Harbottle & Lewis LLP. Since 2012, she has worked closely within the F1 leadership team providing senior counsel on the negotiation of all race promotion deals. The new role marks a departure from day-to-day legal duties as Chloe becomes the key contact point for all F1 event promoters, currently spanning across 20 host nations and comprising governments and large private enterprises. She will report into Sean Bratches, managing director, commercial operations at F1 and will play a key role as F1 aims to expand the business and attract promoters in new global territories.
Card Factory, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, dressings and gifts, has appointed Kristian (Kris) Lee to the board as chief financial officer. Kris has extensive experience in senior financial and is commercial roles in the retail sector. For the past five years, he has been group chief financial officer of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group. The role encompassed wide commercial and strategic responsibilities including finance, IT, e-commerce, distribution, mergrs and acquisitions and business turnaround. Prior to joining the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, he held senior finance roles at Brighthouse Retail, General Healthcase Group and Caudwell Group. He also spent 14 years at Allsports (Retail) and the John David Group, which is now JD Sports Fashion. Kris will succeed David Bryant who will retire from the role after eight years with the group. Kris’s appointment will take effect at a date to be agreed once his departure date from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been finalised. Kris’s current employment terms include a 12-month notice period.