Today's City Moves cover banking, corporate finance and wealth management. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Clearwater International has appointed Andrew Higginson as UK chairman. Higginson is currently chairman of Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons and ITC Luxury Travel, one of the UK’s largest independent luxury tour operators, as well as a non-executive director at Woolworths South Africa. Prior to his role at Morrisons, Higginson was chairman of Poundland under Warburg Pincus ownership and through its successful IPO. Higginson is well known for his 15 years on the Tesco board. Other notable past roles include the appointment as chairman of N Brown, the fashion retailer behind brands including Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams; non-executive director positions at Sky, Firstgroup and the RFU; and working with major brands including Unilever, Guinness, Laura Ashley and The Burton Group.
Metro Bank has appointed Monique Melis as an independent non-executive director. Monique is a managing director and the global head of regulatory consulting at Duff & Phelps, the global valuation and corporate finance advisor, and is a member of Duff and Phelps' Luxembourg management company board. With extensive financial services and regulatory experience across established and growth markets, her appointments have included: executive board member at Kinetic Partners; roles within the Cayman Islands Regulator CIMA and Stock Exchange; the Markets and Exchanges division as the Financial Services Authority and the surveillance department at the Securities and Futures Authority.
James Hambro & Partners
Wealth manager James Hambro & Partners has appointed Sir Alan Yarrow and Gavin Rochussen as partnership advisers. Their role, which is non-executive, will be to guide and advise on the continuing growth strategy of the firm and to help ensure that as the business develops it continues to deliver strong investment performance and outstanding service. Sir Alan Yarrow spent 37 years at Dresdner Kleinwort, latterly as vice chairman. He was Lord mayor of London 2014-5 and has been chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments since 2009. Gavin Rochussen was chief executive of Fleming Family & Partners from 2002 until 2008 followed by eight years leading, as CEO, J O Hambro Capital Management until 2016 . He joins Polar Capital Holdings, as chief executive in July. James Hambro & Partners was established in 2010. It now manages and advises over £2.5 billion of assets – from private individuals, financial advisers, charities and trusts.
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