City Moves for 2 November 2017 - who's switching jobs at Contis, Le Pain Quotidien, Brown Shipley and TP Icap?

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Today's City Moves cover payments processing, restaurants, wealth planning and interdealer broking. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Contis, a leading provider of end-to-end banking, payments and processing solutions in the UK and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Levy as managing director of Engage, its market-leading proposition for credit unions. Deborah brings 20 years’ financial services experience to the role having previously worked for GE Capital, Citi Bank and alternative finance provider ThinkSmart. She will play a key role in executing the next phase of the business’ ambitious growth strategy, overseeing its product innovation pipeline.

Le Pain Quotidien

Spencer Ayers has joined Le Pain Quotidien as managing director of international licensing and development. Spencer was previously managing director of The Restaurant Group and has held positions at Bateel International in Dubai and AlShaya Group International, where he was responsible for Le Pain Quotidien, Texas Roadhouse and Pizza Express across the Middle East. Before that, he was operations director at The Restaurant Group for six years between , where he was responsible for the direction of all leisure and high street brands.

Brown Shipley

Brown Shipley, experts in wealth planning, investment management and lending, has appointed Alan Mathewson as chief executive officer, subject to regulatory approval. He is expected to start his new role by April 2018. Alan will join from Santander UK, where he has worked for over three years as managing director of wealth management and private banking, including the launch of its digital investment channel. In this role, he led Santander’s move into the UK private banking and wealth management market. He has held a number of other senior leadership positions during his 22 years at Santander. He has over 30 years of financial services experience and started his career with Lloyds Banking Group.

TP Icap

TP Icap, the world’s largest interdealer broker, is today pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Sinclair as CEO, information services. Eric will join TP Icap on 13 November following Frank Desmond’s decision to leave the company after 12 years of service. Eric has a wealth of experience across the financial services industry, and spent 14 years at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) where he was most recently president of its market insights division. Prior to working at TMX, Eric was executive vice president at Spectra Securities Software and vice president, Reuters. During his time at TMX, Eric led the growth of their data business by focussing on strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and the development of new products and services.