City Moves for 11 October 2017 - who's switching jobs at Peel Hunt, KPMG and Majestic Wine?

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Today's City Moves cover corporate broking, automatives and wine. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt, the independent corporate broking, advisory and trading house focused on UK mid and small caps, is pleased to announce two senior hires to its leading real estate division; Carl Gough (pictured) as a director in Peel Hunt’s corporate real estate team, and Matt Saperia as a real estate analyst in its equity research team, who both join from Lazarus with immediate effect. Carl has 25-years’ experience in the UK real estate sector and joins from The Lazarus Partnership, which he helped co-found in November 2013. Before this, he worked in highly successful real estate teams at Oriel Securities, Matrix and Cazenove prior to its merger with JP Morgan. Matthew, who also joins from Lazarus, is a CFA holder with 10 years’ experience in equity research, having previously worked at Oriel Securities and Citi, after spending five years running a £1bn real estate fund at AEW Capital Management. Prior to this, he was an equity analyst at ABN AMRO in its real estate team.


KPMG has appointed Justin Benson as the firm’s UK head of automotive, with immediate effect. Justin joined KPMG in 2000 and he is a director within the firm. He has worked in the automotive sector for over a decade and is well known within the industry. Justin has a wealth of experience in areas including supply chain optimisation, information technology, mergers and acquisitions and risk management. Alongside leading the UK automotive team, Justin will also continue his role as Brexit lead for the firm’s industrial manufacturing practice. Justin succeeds John Leech who has led the UK automotive practice since 2011. Under John’s leadership, the practice has grown significantly and developed capabilities in supply chain, data analytics, operational transformation, cyber security, international strategy and customer experience. John will now focus on his recently expanded portfolio of audit clients.

Majestic Wine

Majestic Wine has strengthened its board with the appointment of David Stead as an independent non-executive director from 1 November. David will be a member of the company’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees. He is currently non-executive director of Card Factory and Joules Group. He is also a member of the council at the University of Birmingham. David brings first-hand experience of being a CFO of a publicly listed retailer to the board. David was chief financial officer of Dunelm Group from September 2003 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to this, David was finance director for Boots The Chemists and Boots Healthcare International between 1991 and 2003. He is a chartered accountant.

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