City Moves for 22 August 2014 | Who’s switching jobs
RBC Global Asset Management
The asset management arm of Royal Bank of Canada has appointed Clive Brown as chief executive and managing director of RBC Global Asset Management International. He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was global chief operating officer and chairman of Asia. Brown has also previously worked as chief executive of JP Morgan Asset Management International, and started his career at Price Waterhouse.
The real estate focused professional services and investment management firm has announced the appointment of Corey Lewis as global account lead for its HSBC team. Now based in London, he joined JLL in 1998, and has worked as global internal audit director since 2009. Lewis has also previously held roles at Arthur Andersen and McDonald’s.
Alex Deane has been appointed managing director in the business advisory firm’s public affairs practice. He joins from Weber Shandwick, where he was head of public affairs. Deane has also worked as chief of staff to David Cameron, served as an adviser to the Australian Liberal Party, and was founding director of Big Brother Watch, the civil liberties campaign group.
Home Retail Group
The owner of Argos and Homebase has announced the appointment of Alexei Cowan as head of trends. She joins from Next, where she both designed products and helped coordinate the look and feel of ranges.
The Hong Kong-based law firm has announced three senior appointments. Caroline McNally and Chris Wong both become partner. McNally leads Gall’s matrimonial practice, and joined from Farrer & Co in London in 2013. Wong is a corporate and commercial disputes lawyer, and joined Gall in 2010. In addition, Brooke Holden joins as a senior associate from Pinsent Masons.
The industrial fuel cell power company has announced the appointment of Christopher Tawney as finance director and company secretary. He was most recently finance director at Algaecytes, a biotech firm, and has also worked at Dettingen, a financial consultancy. Tawney qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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