Today's City Moves cover consulting, property and insurance. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Lesley Kumar has joined Medius Consulting as head of the Medius Conduct Practice. Lesley qualified as a barrister in 1991 followed by a 25-year career in financial services compliance. Her early appointments included senior compliance roles at SEB and Societe Generale. Her 16-year career at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) culminated in her appointment as head of EMEA compliance. Her experience at BAML embraced cash equities, equity derivatives, prime brokerage, financing, commodities, rates, FX, credit products and the non-Asian emerging markets business. Lesley was also responsible for global financial crime compliance including anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and market abuse.
Knight Frank has recruited Neil Cunningham and James Marshall to its residential division, targeting growth in both its lettings and sales operations. Neil joins as the head of south west London and home counties lettings, overseeing the performance of the offices across both regions. James joins as the new head of sales in Knight Frank’s Islington office and will work alongside lettings head Daniel Fox to drive the continued success and brand growth within the local market. Neil joins Knight Frank having spent over 11 years with Foxtons, where he worked in both sales and lettings. Having joined as a sales negotiator in South Kensington, he moved into the lettings team in the same office. He was promoted to head of the lettings team in Fulham and again to take up the post of lettings head in the Notting Hill office. He also took on the role of operations director for the central north region. James joins Knight Frank with over 14 years’ experience in the property sales market, nine of which have been in Islington. James began his career working for Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward. His new role will focus on increasing Knight Frank’s Islington sales.
Homelyfe, the technology service aimed at making buying and managing insurance easier for consumers, today announced that Peter Barrett, the former managing director of Fortune 500 insurance company, Genworth Financial, has joined the team as chairman of the business. Peter will lead the board of directors and will be responsible for overseeing strategy, regulatory oversight and governance at Homelyfe. Peter has more than 30 years of financial services experience, having worked in insurance and banking. Prior to Homelyfe, he served as managing director at GE Capital, Goldfish, Bradford & Bingley and most recently, Genworth Financial. Peter was also previously the managing director at John Charcol.
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