Wednesday 30 October 2019 6:00 am

City Moves for 30 October - Who's switching jobs at Planet Smart City, Newton and Vectura

Today’s City Moves includes Planet Smart City, Newton and Vectura

Planet Smart City

Affordable housing specialist Planet Smart City has appointed Cristiano Radaelli as its chief innovation officer. Radaelli will also take over as chief executive of Planet Idea, the firm’s global competence centre based in Italy. In the role he will work on developing smart solutions in Planet Smart City’s four key areas: architecture and planning, digital technologies, environment, and social innovation. Cristiano has extensive experience in digital technologies and transformation, and currently serves as vice president of Anitec-Assinform, a national association for information and communication technology companies in Italy. He has previously held global roles at GTE, Siemens, Nokia and Italtel and is a board member at trade association Digital Europe.


Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon
Investment Management, has appointed Ilga Haubelt as head of equity opportunities. Ilga will be based in London and report to Curt Custard, Newton’s chief investment officer. The appointment follows Newton’s move to divide its active equity team into two hubs —equity income and equity opportunities. In her newly-created role, Ilga will oversee the team responsible for all of the company’s active equity strategies that are not managed on an income basis. Haubelt joins from Deka Investment, where she was head of global equities, overseeing assets of more than £12bn and managing the firm’s largest equity fund. She will join Newton on 4 November.


Pharmaceuticals firm Vectura has appointed Will Downie as chief executive and executive director with effect from 7 November. Prior to joining Vectura, Will spent 10 years as senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Catalent, which is one of the world’s largest contract development and manufacturing organisations. Prior to this, Will held roles as vice president and general manager of global molecular imaging at GE Healthcare, vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Amersham Health and director of business development and commercial operations at Quintiles Innovex. I­­n his early career, he worked in a range of sales and marketing management positions at pharmaceutical firms Sanofi and Merck & Co. Vectura chairman Bruno Angelici said: “I am very pleased to welcome Will Downie as Vectura’s new chief executive. He brings a wealth of relevant experience which will help Vectura to grow and deliver on its new strategic focus as a leading inhaled contract development and manufacturing organisation business.”

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