City Moves for 24 May – who’s switching jobs at Royal London, Macquarie and McCarthy Denning?
Who’s on the move today?
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), the investment manager of Royal London Unit Trust Managers (RLUTM) and RLUM, has announced the appointment of Nora O’Mahony as non-executive director to the fund boards, with effect from 1 June 2019, subject to regulatory approval. This concludes appointments for both fund boards. Nora will join the fund boards while retaining her role as head of product and fund development at Fidante Partners, a position held since the end of January. Previous to this she had a consultancy role at Pacific Asset Management. She also worked at GAM, London, for 15 years where for the later five years she was head of global product and fund development. Prior to this role, Nora was director, head of product strategy at Citigroup Asset Management for three years having started her career at Citi in 1989. Alongside her senior-level executive career, Nora has held a number of board positions. These include chairperson of GAM Sterling Management Limited, board member of GAM London Limited, GAM Unit Trust Management Company Limited and GAM Star Luxembourg, chairperson of product development committee and a member of GAM’s valuation committee.
Macquarie Group has announced the appointment of Kate Vetch as the new Regional Head of Compliance for Macquarie Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), subject to regulatory approvals. This will take effect from early September 2019. Kate will join Macquarie as an executive director and will sit on the EMEA management committee alongside Paul Plewman, the EMEA region’s new chief executive officer. A qualified accountant by background, Kate has spent 17 years working in Compliance, starting her career at JP Morgan in Australia and spending time at Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kate is currently Global Head of Markets Compliance and Operational Risk Control at UBS.
Leading City law firm, McCarthy Denning, has reinforced its position in the international energy market with the appointment of Nicolas Bonnefoy as a Partner. Nicolas, formally from Ashurst, is a dual qualified lawyer in France and England and Wales, specialising in oil and gas projects in Africa. With an exclusive focus on the African energy market, Nicolas has extensive experience acting for oil and gas companies as well as mining companies in Africa. For the past 20 years, Nicolas has been instructed by clients to advise on a variety of matters in more than 25 African jurisdictions. He has developed an acute understanding of francophone Africa and is a specialist in advising entities based in these regions.