City Moves for 20 June 2017 - who's switching jobs at Willis Towers Watson, and Sotheby’s

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Today's City Moves cover accountancy, retail and art. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Gavin Hill as senior consultant to its risk consulting and software business. Based in London, Hill joins the risk consulting and software (RCS) team from the Bank of England, where he was a senior technical specialist at the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). With over 20 years of industry experience, he most recently spent time focusing on the retail and London markets, working across a wide range of specialist actuarial disciplines, including capital modelling under Solvency II, Pillar II model validation and reserving. Hill played a leading role in the PRA’s supervisory team, where he developed extensive expertise in the design, development and implementation of complex actuarial solutions, including articulating the regulatory requirements for model validation and driving the PRA’s strategy on reserving and capital modelling for PPOs. Prior to the Bank of England, he held senior roles at Deloitte and Zurich where he specialised in capital modelling., the curated online marketplace, has appointed entrepreneur and technology strategist Tamara Lohan to its board. Lohan will serve as a non-executive director of the company and joins on 20 June 2017. Tamara is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Mr & Mrs Smith, the boutique hotel travel specialist, which she set up with her husband James in 2003. At Mr & Mrs Smith, she has been responsible for evolving the company’s digital infrastructure as well as overseeing the development of its sister brand Smith & Family, a collection of the world’s best child-friendly and family stays.


Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Jan Prasens as managing director of Sotheby’s Europe, including the company’s operations in the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa. While he will be based in London, Prasens’ responsibilities will extend across each of these regions, where he will lead and develop both Sotheby’s activities and staff. A seasoned member of Sotheby’s senior management team, Jan has spent the past decade building Sotheby’s Financial Services from a small lender focused on supporting auction transactions, to the largest asset-backed lender in the art market today. Jan joins a highly experienced leadership team in Europe and complements the expertise and deep client relationships held by Sotheby’s chairman’s office, with whom he will be working to ensure effective business strategy and development, as well as the best possible service to Sotheby’s many clients across Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa.

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