Today's City Moves includes Together, Weightmans and Openfin.
Specialist lender Together, which has a loan book of more than £3.74bn, has hired banking heavyweight Simon Raine as an advisor to its board. Simon – who has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services – joins from Handelsbanken, where he helped to develop its business across northern England and Scotland. During a 17-year career with the Swedish bank, he was part of a close-knit team which developed its corporate and private business. He also sat on its credit committee and Northern Leadership Group. In his new role at Together, Simon will play a crucial role in advising board members responsible for the well-established business’ corporate and commercial lending. He will support clients including wealth managers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs, as the group expands its commercial and corporate distribution channels.
National law firm Weightmans has appointed Matthew Collings to its national Planning & Infrastructure Consents team. Formally of Eversheds-Sutherland, Matthew specialises in all aspects of planning law, advising public and private sector clients across a range of matters, including regeneration and housing; planning appeals and judicial review; transport and infrastructure and planning policy support for major schemes. Matthew has particular expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation matters and in 2016 was elected onto the national committee of the Compulsory Purchase Association. He has spent recent years advising on the delivery of major schemes such as HS2 and various major and mixed use regeneration projects within London and nationally. Matthew previously qualified as a barrister and will be based in the firm’s London office.
Openfin has announced that Tim Dinsdale has joined the firm as European chief technology officer. Reporting to OpenFin’s president Chuck Doerr, Tim will be responsible for leading the firm’s technology efforts across the region, expanding Openfin’s London-based development team and driving Openfin’s desktop services initiatives globally. Prior to joining Openfin, Tim was managing director at Goldman Sachs. During his long-term tenure he worked in a variety of technology roles in the front and middle office across the Equity Structured Products Desk, the Core Strategies Group and the Enterprise Platform Group. Before entering financial services in 2003, Tim worked in the gaming industry as a software engineer for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and as a C++ developer for video game developer Kuju.