CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

Safestore Holdings
The self-storage retailer has appointed Peter Gowers as chief executive, following the retirement of his predecessor Steve Williams. Gowers, 38, joins from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where most recently he was chief executive, Asia Pacific. Gowers began his career at Arthur D. Little before joining the strategy group of Bass in 1999. He joined Bass’s hotel division as head of strategy in 2001, before taking up the role of head of global brand services for IHG in 2003.

Barclays Wealth
The global wealth manager has announced that Tony Pitcher has joined the firm as client director within its wealth advisory division in Jersey. Reporting to Martin Pollock, head of the wealth advisory business in Jersey, Tony will be responsible for client relationships as well as increasing the firm’s client base in Jersey.

Renaissance Capital
The emerging markets investment bank has hired six senior traders for its global cash equities team. The new additions are Payam Akhavan-Malayeri as global head of cash equities trading, Scott Duxbury as head of ADR trading, Stuart McSporran as head of resources trading, Cameron Macklin as equity arbitrage trader, John Seheri as equity trader, and Grant Nader as derivatives trader.

Crest Nicholson
Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has boosted its senior management team with the promotion of Steve Evans to the main board. In his new role as group production director, Evans will work across all the group divisions to develop a series of best-practice guidelines.

Nomura Code
Nomura Code has appointed Ian Mitchell as executive director, equity research analyst, covering the technology sector. Mitchell will report to Michael King, executive director, head of research.

Global Investment Strategy UK
The independent stockbroker and corporate finance boutique has strengthened its equity capital markets division with the appointment of Graeme Irwin and Jeremy Austin-Olsen as directors, equity capital markets. They previously worked together at JM Sassoon, Daiwa SMBC Europe and Dawnay Day Investment Banking. They specialise in Asian private equity, capital raising and renewable energy sectors.