City Moves for 25 April 2017 - who's switching jobs at Cairn Homes, Duff & Phelps, Direct Line Group and Walker Crips Group

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Today's City Moves cover property, investment management, insurance and finance advisory. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Cairn Homes

Cairn Homes, the London-listed Irish homebuilding company, has appointed Timothy Kenny as chief financial officer and director. Mr Kenny joins Cairn from Musgrave Group, Ireland’s largest grocery and food distribution business, where he was group finance director and company secretary for 12 years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a former finance head with Dunloe Ewart. He will commence his role later this year.

Walker Crips Group

Walker Crips, the national investment and wealth management group, has appointed Crispin Cripwell as investment manager. Cripwell will divide his time between spearheading the development of a Newbury office as a base for serving clients across the home counties, South England, and Walker Crips’ London headquarters. Crispin joins Walker Crips from Tilney Asset Management, and has managed portfolios for nearly 25 years, including 15 years spent in institutional fund management. Since 2008, Crispin has focused on private clients including family trusts, charities and individuals. He will bring a wealth of experience to the firm and help it continue to offer a personal service to meet their investment needs.

Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group has appointed Nicky Klein as its first chief data officer. Nicky will take up her role in June, having previously been at Dunhumby, the global customer science company, where she was a member of the executive team. While at Dunhumby, Nicky set up a global services hub for data and analytical services in India and moved the company to the cloud. In addition to setting up data strategies for Dunhumby’s global client base, she played a key role in growing the company from a 50-person business to one delivering £100m in profits over 20 markets. The group has also appointed Dean Keeling as managing director of Green Flag, the firm’s breakdown recovery brand.

Duff & Phelps

Valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps has appointed Allan Graham as a managing director in the firm’s global restructuring advisory practice. Allan will focus on Duff & Phelps’ mid-market restructuring and insolvency cases nationwide. Having spent half of his career in the Midlands, he will work closely with Matt Ingram, who leads Duff & Phelps’ restructuring practice in Birmingham. Allan joins Duff & Phelps from KPMG where his 27-year career included 19 years as a restructuring partner. Having also been based in London for a number of years, Allan is poised to assist London mid-market corporates, and has particular expertise advising manufacturing, recruitment, and printing and packaging businesses.

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