Today's City Moves cover oil and gas, brands and retail and leisure. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Cheshire as an independent non-executive director. Brent commenced his career with Shell as a geologist in its exploration and production division, eventually spending fourteen years with the group. In 1991, he joined Amerada Hess, holding a number of senior positions, latterly as senior vice president for E&P Worldwide Technology, where he was responsible for all global technical activities. In 2004, he became Dong Energy’s first UK employee, as managing director of its UK E&P business. Over the next 13 years, eventually becoming managing director of Dong Wind Power and chairman of its entire UK operations; he developed it into one of the largest acreage holders West of Shetland and the leading offshore UK wind developer.
Global brand consultancy Interbrand, has appointed Donna West, formerly associate creative director at Bulletproof, as creative director in London. Reporting to Interbrand’s executive creative director Sue Daun, Donna will head up Interbrand’s consumer team and will be responsible for the creative output and growth of the consumer side of the business. She will develop and extend the Interbrand approach and methodology to a variety of clients within Interbrand London and its global network which includes GSK and Essity. Donna has joined Interbrand from branding agency Bulletproof, where she was an associate creative director since 2015. Donna has worked on some of the nation’s best brands including Mondelez, Unilever, Pizza express, GHD, PepsiCo and Diageo.
Lisa Hooker has been appointed as PwC’s leader of industry for retail, consumer, hospitality and leisure. Lisa has worked in transaction services for more than 20 years advising retail, consumer and multi-site businesses on acquisitions, disposals and refinancing. Her clients have comprised some of the UK’s largest public and private companies, including supermarkets, clothing retailers, big ticket retailers and leisure operators. The retail and consumer practice is a vital part of PwC’s industry offering and Lisa’s appointment will be a valuable addition to the practice at a time when many companies in the sector are facing headwinds. Her primary focus will be to help clients adapt, grow and be resilient to face the challenges of revenue growth, cost reduction and productivity, in addition to addressing risks such as cyber and investment areas.
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