Tuesday 8 January 2019 11:16 pm

City Moves for 9 January – who’s switching jobs at Novidea, Unily and Hunton Andrews Kurth?

Who’s switching jobs?


Novidea, the data-driven platform provider for the insurance industry, has announced that Ben Potts has joined the company as UK managing director, to spearhead the company's growth and expansion across the UK and EMEA region. Previously, Ben held various leadership and revenue-focused executive roles with Majesco, Xchanging and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT).

Ben brings more than 15 years of broad insurance industry knowledge, operations, sales and customer service expertise to Novidea, with a deep understanding of the Commercial, London Market, Global Speciality and Delegated Authority Business sectors. With full responsibility for Novidea’s new London office and UK operations, Ben will play a key role in advancing the company’s ambitious expansion plans for the region, as well as sharing his expertise and knowledge with our rapidly growing customer base.


British technology company Unily has announced that it has strengthened its board with the appointment of Joanne Skilton to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. Formed in 2005, Unily is the leader in developing digital workplace solutions for companies and brands across the globe including McDonalds, Hershey Chocolate and L’Oréal. It currently employs 120 people around the globe.

Skilton, who rose up the ranks in the retail sector over a 25 year career, joins Unily after a successful career in retail property most notably as head of commercial at Battersea Power Station Development Company.

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth continues the expansion of its structured finance and specialty finance and tax and ERISA practices with the addition of David Klass as a partner in the firm's London office. Klass brings more than 15 years of experience advising on a wide range of tax issues and transactions, particularly those with an international element.

David has extensive experience advising clients on the tax aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, structured finance transactions (advising both asset originators and arrangers), as well as the UK and international tax aspects of corporate group reorganisations.

Most recently, he advised a major international pharmaceuticals producer in a European trade receivables securitization, and also advised several European multinationals on the UK tax aspects of their UK energy projects. He also advised French state railway SNCF on the merger of its interest in the Eurostar link between Paris, London and Brussels into a single joint venture company.