City Moves for 17 May – Who’s switching jobs at Capital One, Project Etopia and Investcloud?
Today's City Moves includes Capital One, Project Etopia and Investcloud.
Capital One UK has announced the appointment of Helene Brichet as UK chief financial officer. Helene has spent over 20 years in the financial services sector working in senior leadership positions for international organisations. She joins Capital One from EVO Payments, where she was chief financial officer of Europe with responsibility for improving the financial management of its operations across eight countries. She spent over 16 years at Visa Europe in various senior finance and commercial roles, including as head of corporate strategy and most recently as head of strategic partners and corporate development. Helene has also served as group financial controller at Barclays and started her career at PwC in financial audit. She graduated from the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School. Helene joins Capital One effective immediately.
Modular house builder Project Etopia’s main investor Lord Stanley Fink has joined the firm’s board as its chairman in a declaration of intent over the future of the company. The move signals Lord Fink’s determination to help drive the developer forward with co-founder Joseph Daniels after the firm passed a number of key milestones in recent months. The new hands-on role for former Conservative party treasurer Lord Fink — until recently chairman of investment manager ISAM Europe — will help the company achieve its growth ambitions as an off-site construction specialist.
Will Bailey has been appointed as chief strategy officer at global fintech firm Investcloud, with a focus on product expansion. The newly-created role will see Will head up development on emerging product initiatives. This includes leading a strategic product team to apply the latest technology – from augmented intelligence to machine learning – across functions such as financial planning, client relationship management, and financial literacy. He will also take on the role of a client advisor, providing strategic support to Investcloud clients. Will, a member of the Investcloud team since the company’s founding in 2010, will relocate from the London office to San Francisco, where his knowledge of the Bay Area and technology expertise will provide important perspective for the role. Previously, Will led Investcloud’s Europe, Middle East and Africa expansion as executive vice president of Europe and innovation. He will work alongside other executive team members globally to shape the Investcloud business, product strategy and support the firm’s growth.