Today’s City Moves includes Taylor Wimpey, Relendex and Queensberry.
Taylor Wimpey has announced that it has appointed Irene Dorner as its new non-executive chair of the board. Irene will join as chair-designate and as an independent non executive director on 1 December. She will work closely with Kevin Beeston during a handover period and it is anticipated that she will become chair following the announcement of the company’s 2019 full-year results on 26 February 2020, at which time Kevin will stand down from the board. He has been chair of the board since July 2010. Following her qualification as a barrister, Irene has had a long and distinguished career, largely at HSBC, where until the end of 2014 she held a number of senior positions for more than 30 years. Her roles included running HSBC’s Malaysian operations, becoming chief executive and president of HSBC in the US. She has also been group managing director of HSBC Holdings and a member of the group management board. Irene currently holds independent non executive roles at Axa and Rolls-Royce and she also chairs Control Risks, a risk consultancy business. During last year, Irene also chaired Virgin Money (UK) prior to it being acquired by CYBG.
Relendex, the peer-to-peer lender specialising in the UK property market, has announced the appointment of James Hodgson as its latest business development manager covering the north east region. James has joined from Assetz Capital, where he was an underwriter director. In this role, he worked with borrowers to provide a tailored funding package to undertake residential property development. James’ long career in the sector has enabled him to build a significant portfolio of broker and lender contacts, with a focus on the north of England. James began his career at Yorkshire Bank where he held a variety of roles over two decades before moving to National Australia Bank where he was a commercial real estate manager.
Queensberry has appointed Kris Musial as Development Project Manager to support the London team on the growing number of projects in the south east. Kris is based in Queensberry’s head office in Mayfair and joined the team in June, having previously worked as a project manager at independent construction and property consultancy Gardiner & Theobald. He has worked on numerous high-profile projects including the delivering of The Bermondsey Project, a £500m mixed-use development and 20 Manchester Square in Marylebone. His expertise spans across delivering projects within residential, commercial and mixed-use sectors of the construction industry.