The UK’s leading primary healthcare property company has announced the appointment of Graham Roberts as its new chief executive, with immediate effect. Roberts has worked in the property sector for the last sixteen years, most recently as finance director of British Land, one of the UK’s largest real estate investment trusts. Roberts replaces Nigel Rawlings, who has resigned as chief executive and stepped down from the board. Rawlings joined as chief finance officer of Assura in 2003 and became chief executive in March 2010.
The audit and accountancy group has created a dedicated UK advisory board to target FTSE 350 firms. Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to the advisory board – Gerald Raingold and John Grosvenor. Raingold was previously managing director of the investment banking and capital markets division of BNP Paribas. He also has accountancy experience from posts with Coopers & Lybrand. Grosvenor is a former senior global partner of PwC.
Credit Agricole Cheuvreux has announced the appointment of Romas Viesulas as head of UK sales. He will report directly to the chief executive of the firm. Viesulas was previously head of european equity sales at UBS Investment Bank, in London, and executive director, pan-European equity sales at UBS Investment Bank US, in New York.
CVC Capital Partners
Bertrand Meunier has joined the private equity and investment advisory firm as managing partner and member of the private equity board. Based in London, he will oversee the firm’s development in France. Meunier was chairman of the partner committee and head of the sector teams at PAI Partners. He joined PAI in 1982, and for eleven years led investments in information technology and telecommunications, before leading the consumer goods, retail and services sector teams for a further eight years.
The water-based clean technology company has announced the appointment of a new chairman alongside other board changes. Michael Ashton, who was appointed additional independent non-executive director in February 2012, has been made non-executive chairman. He replaces Chris Wightman, who is stepping down from the board. James Walsh, who was independent non-executive director between September 2006 and July 2010, is rejoining the board as an additional independent non-executive director.