The bank has announced the appointment of Jonathan Barrow as regional director for the east of England in its corporate and institutional banking coverage team. Barrow joined RBS 17 years ago, and has worked in various regional corporate locations in the UK, as well as at RBS’s New York office.
Smith and Williamson
The accountancy and investment management firm has appointed Guy Swarbreck as partner in its assurance and business services division. Swarbreck, who has experience providing audit and regulatory compliance consultancy to brokers and fund managers, was previously at UHY Hacker Young for 12 years, including two years as a partner. His key areas of specialism are financial services and natural resources.
JP Morgan Asset Management
Ashley Potter will join the firm’s infrastructure debt group as an executive director. Potter has over 20 years’ experience in the wider infrastructure sector. He was most recently a senior financial adviser to Ofgem, having previously held the position of executive director within BNP Paribas’ UK energy and infrastructure team.
London Wall Partners
The financial advisory and wealth management firm has announced the appointment of David Lovell as partner. Lovell has over 22 years’ industry experience, and was most recently a director at the independent financial advisory firm Saunderson House.
The private bank has announced the appointment of James Powell as director of private banking. Powell will be reporting directly to chief executive of private banking Nicholas Parker. He has 18 years’ industry experience and joins from Barclays Wealth. Prior to this, he worked at Citi Private Bank, where he was an ultra high net worth private banker.
Himanshu Raja will join the financial software firm as chief financial officer. Until recently, Raja was chief financial officer for Logica, where he led the sale process that resulted in the firm being acquired by CGI. Before Logica, Raja worked at BT for more than nine years in a number of divisional finance roles, including chief financial officer of BT Global Services.
Ashley Francis will join the specialist consultancy firm as sales and marketing director. Francis has worked in the City for over 25 years. He previously held senior positions at CSC, and spent seven years at ING as head of IT trading floor support and technology.