Friday 31 August 2018 12:01 am

City Moves for 31 August 2018 - who's switching jobs at Reward Gateway, Vannin Capital, Helical and EY?

Today's City Moves cover HR, legal finance, property and financial services. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Reward Gateway

Elli Morii, a leading global finance executive has joined HR technology and employee engagement specialist, Reward Gateway, as its new chief financial officer. Elli, who is based in London, joins Reward Gateway to lead the company’s global financial and systems operations strategy as it continues its international growth and expansion. Elli brings her strong track record of international expansion, post-acquisition integration, and building businesses for scale to help the employee engagement company continue its award-winning growth. These skills have been honed through years of work across a variety of high-growth businesses including MP & Silva, Quipper and Third Bridge (formerly Cognolink).

Vannin Capital

Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has appointed Ania Farren as managing director. Ania joins Vannin from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP), where she was a partner in BLP’s international arbitration group. In this role, Ania advised on a wide range of dispute resolution matters, with a particular focus on international arbitration. As an experienced dispute resolution professional, Ania has advised on cases before the London Court of International Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and American Arbitration Association. Ania’s work has established her as a leading figure in the London arbitration market and her appointment at Vannin comes at a time of continued growth for dispute resolution funding in the international arbitration market.


Helical has appointed Joe Lister as an independent non-executive director of the board and a member of the audit and risk, nominations and remuneration committees, with effect from 1 September 2018. Joe is a chartered accountant with 16 years of experience in real estate. He joined Unite Group in 2002. He was appointed chief financial officer and an executive director of the Unite board in 2008.


EY has appointed Christabel Cowling and Sue Dawe to its UK LLP board. Christabel and Sue take up their new roles on 1 September, as Eamonn McGrath and Alisdair Mann step down from the board. Christabel has spent the last four years as the chief operating officer for the UK Assurance business. Sue joined EY in 1988 and was appointed head of the financial services practice in Scotland and Edinburgh office managing partner in 2016.

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