Who’s switching jobs

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Kleinwort Benson
Nick Bennett has been appointed head of private wealth management in the private bank’s Guernsey office. He joins from Schroders Private Banking, where he was most recently head of private banking in the Channel Islands. Bennett has also held roles at Lloyds TSB.

Development Securities
The property investment firm has appointed Marcus Shepherd as its group finance director. He joins from Aviva Investors, where he was finance director for global real estate. Shepherd has also held senior roles at Valad Property Group and Teesland.

Craig Hughes has been appointed leader of PwC’s real estate practice. He joined as a partner in September from Ernst & Young, where he worked for 19 years. Hughes takes over from John Berriman.

The law firm has announced 12 partner promotions, with three in London. Abigail Bell and Christopher Gardner both work in Dechert’s financial services practice, focusing on alternative investment funds. Timothy Lindsay works in its international dispute resolution group and advises clients on international arbitration matters.

The transformation consultancy has appointed Richard Jones as a director in its health team. He joins from PA Consulting, where he worked in its programme management practice. Jones has also held roles at JDS Group, Michael Page International, and Deloitte.

The investment firm has announced two promotions to its partnership. Silke Scheiber joined KKR in 1999 and is responsible for the industrial and chemicals industry within its European private equity platform. Philipp Freise joined in 2001, and heads KKR’s European media industry team.