City Moves for 17 April 2018 - who's switching jobs at Accenture, Close Brothers and Hogan Lovells?

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Today's City Moves cover public service advisory, motor finance and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Accenture has appointed Shaheen Sayed to lead its health and public service practice in the UK. Shaheen will be responsible for driving Accenture’s engagement across the UK public sector, bringing digital-led innovation to deliver high quality public services. She brings significant experience from her 20-year career at Accenture where she has led complex technology and business transformation projects for clients across the public and private sector, both in the UK and globally. Most recently, she has worked as an advisor to senior financial services clients at the forefront of their digital transformation and driving first-in-kind innovation. Shaheen was recently included in the top 100 influential black and minority ethnic global leaders by the Financial Times and EMpower. She is also a member of The Prince’s Trust Business in the Communities Race Leadership team.

Close Brothers

Close Brothers Motor Finance has appointed Rebecca McNeil as its chief executive officer. In addition to leading the team at Close Brothers Motor Finance, Rebecca will also join the executive committee for Close Brothers’ banking division. Rebecca was most recently chief operating officer for Barclays Business. Prior to this she was managing director of lending for Barclays corporate bank, providing financial products and services to support companies to grow and develop their businesses, from startups and small businesses through to global corporates. She joined Barclays from GE Capital where she worked for five years in both business development and asset management. Rebecca has also been chair of UK Finance’s corporate committee, and has been heavily involved with the government’s Scale Up Taskforce and the mayor of London’s business advisory committee.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells announced yesterday that Aline Doussin has joined the firm’s international trade and investment group, part of its government regulatory practice, as a partner in its London office. Aline is admitted to practice both in the UK and France. Aline is an experienced trade practitioner with wide-ranging expertise, who will join Hogan Lovells internationally recognised international trade and investment practice from Squire Patton Boggs, where she has served as a partner since 2014.Prior to her appointment to Squire Patton Boggs in 2014, Aline spent four years at DLA Piper, where she worked in its London trade practice. Aline established the trade practice at Squire Patton Boggs in London and in a short space of time created a highly-regarded practice, servicing major clients.

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