City Moves for 8 April 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Simmons & Simmons

Stephen Gentle has been appointed partner in the law firm’s crime, fraud and investigations group, and will start work on 3 June. He joins from Kingsley Napley, where he is also a partner. Gentle specialises in white collar criminal and contentious regulatory cases, with a particular focus on corruption and bribery matters.

JP Morgan Asset Management

Simon Crinage has been appointed head of JP Morgan Asset Management’s investment trust business. He replaces David Barron, who left the firm earlier in the year. Crinage has been with the company for 28 years, and more than 10 of these have been spent in the investment trust team.

McArthurGlen Group

The designer outlet developer has appointed Simon Johnston as its deputy chairman. He joins from Nabarro, the law firm, where he was senior partner between 2001 and 2012. Johnston has also worked as Nabarro’s US representative in New York, and sits on the board of London First, the business organisation.

Turcan Connell Asset Management

Tom Pitchforth has been appointed quantitative research manager at the asset management business. He joins from the Edinburgh-based Selex Galileo, where he was lead engineer and worked extensively in algorithm design and management.

Alecto Minerals

The Aim-listed exploration and development company has appointed professor Mike Johnson as chairman. He succeeds Malcolm James. Johnson was head of environmental science at the University of Liverpool for ten years until 2005. He has also served as chairman of Glebe Mines, and sits on the boards of Columbus Copper, African Mining and Exploration, and Antracor Mining.

Debevoise & Plimpton

The law firm has appointed Matthew Howard Getz and Jessica Gladstone as international counsel. Getz is a member of its international corporate investigations and defence group, and his practice focuses on internal investigations. He joined Debevoise & Plimpton in 2005. Gladstone is a member of the firm’s international dispute resolution group. She focuses on complex litigation, investment arbitration and public international law.


The financial services software provider has appointed Peter Jordan to the newly-created role of marketing director. He has previously held a number of senior marketing positions at Skandia and Scottish Widows. IntelliFlo has also established a new commercial division, headed by Dave Chessell.