Today's City Moves cover gold, tech and insurance. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
World Gold Council
The World Gold Council announces the appointment of David Harquail, president and CEO of Franco-Nevada Corporation, as its new chair. David succeeds Randall Oliphant, who has served as chair for the past four years. Randall is a highly respected veteran of the gold industry, who brought significant depth of experience to his chairmanship of the World Gold Council. David has led Franco-Nevada since 2007 and previously held senior executive roles at Newmont Mining Corporation. Franco-Nevada is the leading gold-focused royalty and streaming company and is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
Kromek, a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, has appointed Christopher Wilks as non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 October. Christopher has considerable experience in the fields of both science and finance. He is currently chief financial officer at Signum Technology, a leading group of specialised engineering businesses operating in the safety and critical service flow control sector, which he co-founded in 2012. Prior to Signum Technology, Mr Wilks was chief financial officer at Sondex, a specialist manufacturer of technical instruments for the oil and gas industry. He became the chief financial officer of Sondex in 1997 and in June 2003, he successfully managed the listing of Sondex on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Christopher trained as a chartered accountant at Arthur Young.
Lloyd’s of London
Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, today announced Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace has been appointed as the new head of risk aggregation. The role reports into Jon Hancock, the director of performance management, and is responsible for leading the strategy and day-to-day activities of the exposure management, reinsurance and catastrophe modelling teams at Lloyd’s. Kirsten is currently SCOR’s EMEA regional head for catastrophe management and is based in Zurich. She co-authored “Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling – A Practitioner’s Guide” which was published this year. Prior to joining SCOR, Kirsten worked at Willis where she was the primary liaison with European then Japanese broking teams. She also worked for RMS as a Senior Hazard Analyst. In 2001 she completed her PhD in atmospheric physics from Imperial College, London. She will take up the post with Lloyd’s before the end of this year. Lloyd's confirmed that David Clouston will continue as interim head of risk aggregation until that point, before establishing his own business.
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