Today’s City Moves includes Aldermore, TORI Global and FDM Group.
Claire Cordell has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) and an executive director of specialist bank Aldermore. Claire joined Aldermore in 2014 having oreviously held senior finance roles at RSA Insurance and Credit Suisse, and currently works as the company’s director of finance. Claire will replace current CFO James Mack, who is set to leave the company after six years in his position to become the new CFO at Barclays Bank. Phillip Monks, chief executive of Aldermore, said: “I’m delighted that Claire Cordell will become our new CFO and an executive director on our board. Claire is a highly experienced and immensely capable leader who was instrumental in supporting the bank through our IPO and, subsequently, our acquisition by Firstrand. It’s an absolute pleasure to promote her from within.”
Specialist financial services management Tori Global has appointed Jan Thornbury to lead its people and culture transformation team. Jan will be responsible for assisting and advising clients with strategic and cultural transformation. Jan joins Tori Global with over 25 years’ experience of designing and leading successful culture and strategic change programmes, having led over a dozen culture programmes in blue chip organisations and professional services firms. She has also published a book and numerous journal articles on culture change. The appointment is part of Tori Global’s move to grow its people and culture transformation service in response to increased demand for greater accountability and transparency in the sector. Commenting on Jan’s appointment, Tori Global managing director Chris Renardson said: “Jan’s arrival at Tori Global demonstrates our understanding of the importance of a strong culture when providing our clients with advice. Clients across the industry are increasingly focusing on culture, and business leaders often need assistance in engaging their people and embedding the right values and behaviours in their organisations.”
FDM Group has announced the appointment of Jacqueline de Rojas CBE as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 October 2019. Jacqueline has been the president of technology trade association techUK since July 2015 where she has developed and supported a manifesto for skills and diversity in the technology industry. She is also the co-chair of the governance board of the Institute of Coding. Jacqueline is currently a non-executive director of smart infrastructure business Costain and property search platform Rightmove.
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