Legal & General
Alex Gipson has been appointed as a loans originator and underwriter in Legal & General’s commercial lending team. He joins from RBS, where he worked for 27 years. Gipson was most recently director of housing finance within RBS’s structured finance team. He is a social housing expert, and has worked on numerous affordable housing transactions.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Andrew Gould, currently international director at the real estate services company, has been appointed chairman of the UK Green Building Council. He was formerly UK chief executive of Jones Lang LaSalle, and led the firm through its merger with King Sturge in 2011.
Derwin Jenkinson has been appointed partner in the law firm’s London-based securities and derivatives group. He joins from Clifford Chance, where he advised on capital markets and structured debt products, with a particular focus on the infrastructure sector.
The IT services provider has appointed Mark Starkey as its new managing director. He is currently chief operating officer of the firm. Starkey joined Logicalis in 1998, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young.
The healthcare division of O2 has appointed Nikki Flanders as its managing director. She joins the team after leading O2’s 4G long-term evolution strategy. Flanders has previously worked at Centrica, WHSmith and Marks & Spencer, and has additionally founded two healthcare charities.
Pramerica Real Estate Investors
Sebastiano Ferrante has been appointed head of the real estate investment firm’s German business. He replaces Georg von Wertz. Ferrante was recently co-country head for Germany for Tishman-Speyer, the property developer. He has also held senior roles at Deka Immobilien Investment.
The Europe exchange-traded fund provider has appointed Feargal Dempsey to its board as an independent director. He is currently a consultant to ETFGI, a research and consulting firm. Dempsey has also held senior roles at Barclays Global Investors/BlackRock, including as head of product strategy for iShares in Europe, Middle East and Africa.