Who’s switching jobs

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Sainsbury’s Bank
Peter Griffiths has been appointed chief executive of the supermarket bank, effective 19 November. He was previously chief executive of Principality Building Society. Griffiths has also worked as chief operating officer at Morgan Chambers, a consultancy, and head of commercial services at NatWest Group IT.

RBC Wealth Management
Nick Reid has been appointed head of charities in the wealth management firm’s private client team. He was most recently director at HSBC Global Asset Management. Reid has also served as head of charities at Cazenove Fund Management.

Shawbrook Bank
The newly-launched savings and lendings bank has announced changes to its finance team. Tom Wood joins as chief financial officer from NBNK Investments, where he was finance director. Nick Fielden has also been appointed group finance director. He has worked at Shawbrook since October 2011.

The brokerage has appointed Eddie Benson as managing director and head of European salestrading. He joins from Deutsche Bank, where he worked as a trader. Benson has also held similar roles at Rowe and Pitman and SG Warburg.

Timothy Chen has been appointed president and group managing director of the communications firm. He joined Telstra in March 2012, and has previously held senior roles at GL Capital Group and Microsoft.

Canaccord Genuity
The international capital markets division of Canaccord Financial has appointed Steve Buell as global head of research. Buell will continue as director of US research for Canaccord Genuity and will be based in New York.