Today’s City Moves includes Stonehage Fleming, Clyde & Co and CPMG
Wealth management company Stonehage Fleming has appointed John Connolly as the new chairman of its board. John brings extensive corporate and professional services experience to Stonehage Fleming, having held several significant chairmanships during a career that includes 45 years at accountancy and business services firm Deloitte, where he was ultimately made senior partner and global chairman. John currently chairs the FTSE 100 company G4S, and was chairman of Amec Foster Wheeler, also a FTSE 100, before it merged with Wood Group. John is also executive chairman of Cogital Group, and was chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity until earlier this year. John will succeed Charles Erasmus, who has served on the board of Stonehage and as chairman of Stonehage and Stonehage Fleming, for the past two decades.
Clyde & Co
London-headquartered global law firm Clyde & Co yesterday announced the appointment of Matthew Kelsall as its new chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 January 2020. Matthew replaces Peter Hasson, who will step down to take on the role of senior partner at the company, having been CEO since 2005. Matthew joined Clyde & Co in 2007 and has held executive positions in each of its main regions, including that of chief operating officer in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and North America. Commenting on the move, departing CEO Peter Hirst said: “Matthew’s knowledge and understanding of the organisation, the global legal market and the day-to-day operations of a large and fast-growing global law firm, all make him the outstanding candidate for the CEO position.”
UK architecture firm CPMG has appointed Gemma Pont as its new London associate. Gemma joins the team with several years of international architectural experience across Europe and within the London market. Following her studies at Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), she built up her wealth of experience at several studios in Barcelona and Switzerland, before spending five years based at a national practice in London. As the first externally appointed associate, Gemma will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the London studio and will manage the team’s growth its work across the education, health, residential and commercial sectors. CPMG has over £80m worth of projects currently on site in London, including the newly completed Eden Park High School along with several other schools and academies.
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