City Moves for 8 May – Who’s switching jobs at Here East, Faraday Grid and Majedie Asset Management?
Today's City Moves includes Here East, Faraday Grid and Majedie Asset Management.
Here East has appointed Louise Conolly-Smith as head of special projects (creative) with a focus on video games and e-sports for the tech and innovation campus. The move comes as Here East becomes home to a growing video games and e-sports cluster, and is set to become the first hub dedicated to video games and e-sports in the UK, with the likes of leading video games and e-sports businesses Sports Interactive, Bidstack and BT Sports already situated at the campus. Louise will be on secondment at Here East from London & Partners, where she is currently head of creative, promoting London internationally as a leading world city in which to invest, work and visit. She will continue her creative sector work for London & Partners during this secondment. Louise will be joining Here East with a focus on video games and e-sports to support the growth of the hub, ensuring the relationship between Here East and the booming video games and e-sports sector continues to grow.
Faraday Grid, the energy technology company, has appointed Kris Beyens as its chief operating officer (COO), and Jan Juhasz as vice president engineering, UK, as the company pushes ahead with global expansion. Kris will oversee Faraday’s global engineering, supply chain and operations. Previously Kris was at Ebay for eight years in several senior roles, most recently as vice president & COO for Ebay International. Before Ebay, Kris worked for GE Healthcare. Kris has extensive global finance and operational experience and is ideally positioned to help Faraday Grid scale. Jan will be responsible for expanding the current engineering team and working across Faraday’s global innovation centres. Jan has spent his professional career managing complex utility and industry projects, and prior to joining Faraday Grid he was a Group Engineering Manager in Schneider Electric managing and covering European projects.
Majedie Asset Management
Majedie Asset Management has announced Cindy Rose is joining the firm in a newly created role as head of responsible capitalism. Cindy joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where she was head of ESG, clients and products; she was previously co-head of ESG & stewardship at Aberdeen Asset Management. Cindy will lead and further develop Majedie’s commitment to responsible capitalism. Since Majedie launched its first funds in 2003, the firm has embraced active ownership of its client investments, voting on proposals at all investee company meetings and engaging with management teams on behalf of all stakeholders. Majedie adopted ‘Responsible Capitalism’ formally as its ESG ethos in 2012.