Today’s City Moves includes Huntswood, HSBC and the Evening Standard
Martin Dodd has been appointed chief executive officer of specialist resourcing and consultancy firm Huntswood. He joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as managing director of the company’s telephone banking operation. Martin will sit on Huntswood’s board, delivering the strategic ambition of the company and driving growth and shareholder value. He will focus on delivering better outcomes for clients and customers alike, providing solutions that add value to the operations of firms. Commenting on his new position, Martin Dodd said: “Having sat on the opposite side of the table for some time, I’m excited to take on this new challenge and use my experience to further Huntswood’s already impressive levels of service and advisory.
HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Jorge Huitron as senior product specialist for private markets in the alternatives team. Jorge will be responsible for developing HSBC Global Asset Management’s private markets offering and expanding the platform to a larger institutional investor base across Europe and Asia. Based in London, he will report to Steven Ward, global head of alternative products at the company. Jorge joins from AON Hewitt where he was senior consultant advising on private equity investment across public and corporate pension plans. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years at financial services firm Bfinance, first as senior associate and later as director in private market research.
London newspaper the Evening Standard yesterday announced the appointment of Mike Soutar as its chief executive officer. In a media career spanning three decades, Mike has worked as a senior executive across print, digital and broadcast, both in the UK and internationally. Starting his career in journalism, Mike was a multi-award-winning magazine editor of print titles ranging from Smash Hits to FHM. He was also managing director of Kiss FM and was a board director on Britain’s largest consumer publisher, IPC Media (now TI Media) for six years. In 2007 he co-founded the pioneering free distribution magazine, digital and events startup, Shortlist Media. He will start in the newly created role at the Evening Standard on 7 October. Commenting on his new appointment, Mike said: “I’ve been a regular reader of the Evening Standard since the late 1980s when I first moved to London. It is the city’s heartbeat — a Londoner’s essential source of news, entertainment, listings and inspiration. I look forward to working with the talented team at the Evening Standard.”
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