Today's City Moves cover health, research and FX. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Healx, the Cambridge (UK) technology company developing breakthrough treatments for rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Kate Hilyard as chief operating officer (COO). A senior pharma executive, with extensive drug discovery expertise, Kate’s appointment underlines Healx’s mission to combine deep pharmacological expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and active patient engagement to give sufferers of rare disease a better quality of life. At Healx, Kate will be lead strategy implementation to drive business growth enabling Healx to deliver rare disease treatments at scale through AI and cutting-edge technologies. Her industry experience adds to that of co-founder Dr David Brown, the inventor of Viagra and ex-global head of drug discovery at Roche, and the Healx drug discovery team.
Gregory Thwaites joins WorldRemit as research director from the Bank of England. This is a newly created position in which Greg will look at macro trends impacting remittances, produce proprietary research to support our growth and buttress WorldRemit’s narrative ahead of a future initial public offering. Greg spent 17 years at the Bank of England as a senior economist, and also teaches at LSE Centre for Macroeconomics. He has a broad theoretical and empirical research interests in remittances and fintech in a development context, and the macroeconomics of demographic and structural change, macroeconomic policy, financial stability, inequality and distribution.
Audere Solutions, the London-based independent foreign exchange risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Pitfield as managing director. Stuart will be responsible for managing the company’s rapidly expanding client footprint and sales growth. Since 2007, Stuart has been managing director of FX sales for BNY Mellon, the worldwide banking and financial services company. In 2015, he stepped up to manage BNY Mellon’s entire EMEA FX sales business. He was also responsible for growing the business and its complexities – managing over 150 institutional clients located in six countries across the EMEA region. Under Stuart’s leadership, the team delivered consistent year on year growth despite significant challenges experienced across the industry. After 25 years in the FX sales industry Stuart is keen for a new challenge and the opportunity to use his experience and knowledge of the foreign exchange industry in a dynamic and fast growing company.