Career Moves this week: 14 September 2016

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By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

14 September 2016

Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.

Jock Lennox CA named Chairman of EnQuest

Jock Lennox CA has been appointed as chairman of FTSE-250 listed oil production and development company EnQuest, following the retirement of Dr James Buckee.

Dr Buckee said he was “delighted” that Jock was taking on the role.

He continued: “It is good news that as EnQuest progresses through the challenges and opportunities the current climate is presenting to the industry, that it will be chaired by a businessman with Jock’s breadth and depth of experience, both in the UK and internationally.”

Jock has been a member of the EnQuest board since 2010 and was a partner with EY up to 2009, where he held a number of EY Global and UK leadership positions.

He is also a non-executive director with Dixons Carphone plc and Hill & Smith Holdings plc, and a trustee of the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Jock said: “Currently, EnQuest’s priority continues to be to deliver a business and a balance sheet which are robust in this environment and I am very pleased to be becoming Chairman at this important time in the Company’s development.”

Barratt Development secures Stuart Purves CA as divisional FD

Stuart Purves CA has joined Barratt Developments plc as divisional finance director, London Aldgate.

He was previously finance director, Europe Hub, with international engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke.  

Stuart joined EY in 2003 and spent seven years working in transcription support as an assistant director before moving to Digital Barriers in 2011 as a corporate development manager.

Hermes gains new infrastructure partner

Hermes Investment Management has appointed Robert Wall as partner of infrastructure.

Robert joins Hermes from the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) where he has worked for the past nine years in both Toronto and London.

Based in London, Robert will complement the existing Partners and infrastructure team, with responsibility for originating, analysing and executing investments as well as governance of portfolio companies.

Peter Hofbauer, Head of Infrastructure, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Robert’s in-depth industry experience and deep understanding of direct global infrastructure investment will help us continue to serve our clients interests and grow the business from the current £3.9 billion of assets under management.”

Evercore gains new managing director

Dimitrios Georgiou has joined the Evercore’s investment banking business as a senior managing director.

Based in London, Dimitrios will focus on advising clients on M&A and capital-raising assignments in the industrials and services sectors.

Dimitrios joins Evercore from RBC in London where he was head of industrial and services, before which he had been co-head of European industrials and global head of services at Citigroup.

Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s president and chief executive officer, said, “We are delighted to be expanding our coverage of the industrials and services sectors with the addition of Dimi. He has a reputation as a highly regarded and trusted strategic and financial advisor and he will be a strong addition to our growing European business.”

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