Friday 31 May 2019 12:05 am

City Moves for 31st May - Who's switching jobs at Irwin Mitchell, Paysafe and Barclays?

Today's City Moves includes Irwin Mitchell, Paysafe and Barclays.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell has appointed a new chief financial officer. Richard Allen joins the Irwin Mitchell executive board after a spell of almost five years as group financial controller at Drax Group. He replaces Andrew Merrick who has been at Irwin Mitchell for six years and has decided it is the right time for him to undertake a range of non-executive roles, giving him more time to spend with his family and on his various sporting interests. He leaves Irwin Mitchell in strong financial health. Richard has held various other chief financial officer and head of finance roles at Drax Group, Augean, Yorkshire Water, Kelda Group and Nestle.


Paysafe has announced the appointment of Philip McHugh as its chief executive officer, effective 24 June 2019. Philip replaces Joel Leonoff who is taking up a new position as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. Philip, who will also sit on the Paysafe board, brings extensive experience of the global banking and payments industries to the role, and an executive leadership career spanning more than 20 years. He joins Paysafe from TSYS, a leading global payments provider, where he was responsible for heading up their merchant solutions division. During his tenure in the position, Philip played an instrumental role in growing TSYS’ revenues and profits by over 30 per cent. Prior to TSYS, Philip worked for Barclays in London where he was global chief financial officer of Barclaycard and chief executive of Barclaycard Business Solutions. During his time with Barclaycard, he was part of the leadership team that more than doubled the size of the business over a five-year period through the implementation of various strategic growth initiatives.ⁱ


Barclays has appointed Lee Collinson as the new head of manufacturing, transport and logistics (MTL) for its corporate banking business. Prior to taking up this new role, Lee was head of large corporate for the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland where he was responsible for providing specialist banking services to UK businesses across all the key industries. Since joining Barclays in 1988, Lee has developed extensive lending experience whilst working in relationship and debt finance teams as well as holding a number of leadership roles across the north of England, including running the corporate and business banking teams looking after clients from start-ups to public limited companies across the north east and Yorkshire region. Lee replaces Helena Sans who has moved to another senior position within Barclays Corporate Banking.