Anna Hickey, Wavemaker.
Jane Imrie

This week's London appointments

Anna Hickey, Wavemaker

Media agency network Wavemaker has appointed Anna Hickey as president - global clients.

Anna joins the role from Wavemaker UK where she was COO, and will be part of the firm’s global leadership team.

Anna has been with Wavemaker since January 2018, where she began as managing director.

With over twenty years’ experience, Anna’s previous roles include managing director of Maxus as well as senior client and strategic leadership roles within GroupM and Dentsu’s Carat.

Commenting on the appointment, Wavemaker CEO Toby Jenner said, “Anna is one of our most highly regarded operating executives and is an exceptional client and team leader.

“She’s presented me with a compelling vision for next-level client leadership and for how we’ll continue to provoke growth for clients and for Wavemaker. I think she is a great choice to help lead us into the future.”

Anna added, “Client leadership has over the years become too akin to project management when it should be focused on nurturing and developing truly valuable partnerships with our clients that lead to enhanced growth for their business.

“I’m looking forward to joining Toby and the Global Management Team at such an exciting time for Wavemaker and bringing a laser-sharp focus to our client leadership approach.”

Caroline Carruthers, Red Badger

Digital transformation consultancy Red Badger has appointed Caroline Carruthers as advisory board member.

Caroline is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ and ‘Data-Driven Business Transformation’, and was named the first chief data officer for Network Rail.

Commenting on her appointment, Caroline said: “The main reason I’ve agreed to join Red Badger’s Advisory Board is our shared love for solving big, complicated problems.

“Businesses are beginning to realise that the digital transformation is driven by more than technology, platforms and processes. Data underpins everything. To transform without paying attention to data is like building a house without foundations.

“I’m looking forward to working with Red Badger’s teams to ensure that data is the forefront of everyone’s agenda.”

Cain Ullah, CEO of Red Badger, added “Data play paramount importance in the work we do for our clients.

“I’m thrilled Caroline has agreed to join us in an advisory capacity to help us shape our thinking around how we use data to design strategies and build digital products that have an impact on peoples’ lives.”

Paul Alger and Choisanne Man, Shoosmiths

Law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Paul Alger and Choisanne Man as partners.

Paul previously worked at K&L Gates for the entire 17 years of his career, with experience of commercial property transactions including acquisitions and disposals for institutional investors, landlord and tenant matters, property finance and the management of institutional portfolios.

Choisanne practised for seven years at Clyde & Co, after more than a decade at Nabarro – now CMS. She has experience across sectors including offices, shopping centres, retail parks, industrial, student accommodation, hotels and mixed-use properties.

Head of Shoosmiths’ London office, Joseph Mazzucca, commented: “We welcome Paul Alger and Choisanne Man with their impressive track records at a time when due to demand for our legal advice, we expand the investment side of our real estate division both in London – and through moving to a bigger and better new office in the City – as well as throughout the UK.”

Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “It’s great to be joining a large real estate practice with a full spectrum of services including tax, planning and construction and being part of the strategy to grow the division’s investment area.”

Choisanne added: “I’m excited at the opportunities available at a progressive and dynamic firm like Shoosmiths with its focus on listening to clients to ensure an excellent experience with us.”

Howard Kayman and Simon Rosenblatt, Aston Chase

Real estate agency Aston Chase has appointed Howard Kayman and Simon Rosenblatt as associate directors.

Howard has worked at Aston Chase for 22 years in the house sales department, while Simon has been with the agency for 12 years in the flats sales department.

Mark Pollack, director and co-founder at Aston Chase, commented: “Aston Chase are proud to announce the appointments of both Howard Kayman and Simon Rosenblatt as associate directors.

“Simon and Howard are amongst the top agents operating in prime Central London and have consistently demonstrated a desire to provide the best possible service to our clients in a friendly, professional and enthusiastic fashion.’’

Commenting on his appointment, Howard said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as an associate director at Aston Chase.

“Having been a member of the team for over 22 years I feel part of ‘the Aston Chase family’ and am looking forward to continuing my career in this new and exciting capacity”.

Simon added: “I am proud of my contribution over the past 12 years working alongside my colleagues all of whom are leading figures in the industry.

“In my new role as an associate director I am looking forward to continuing our team’s success and to further progressing my own career at Aston Chase.”

Simon Lewis, Young Enterprise (YE)

Enterprise and financial education charity Young Enterprise (YE) has appointed Simon Lewis OBE as chairman.

Simon Lewis OBE has been appointed Chairman of Young Enterprise (YE), the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity, succeeding Grey Denham who is stepping down as Chairman after five years in the role and over 13 years as a trustee of the Charity.

Simon is taking up a new role as Vice Chair EMEA at FTI Consulting on 6th January 2020, following a nine year period as the founding CEO of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), the trade body representing Europe’s wholesale banking industry.

Simon’s has spanned both the private and public sectors. Prior to AFME, he was director of communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street.

In 1998, he was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to The Queen. He has also held a number of senior corporate roles, including director of corporate affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest.

Simon Lewis said: “I am honoured to become the Chairman of Young Enterprise which has such a rich heritage of helping young people fulfil their potential. I would like to thank Grey for all he has done for the Charity over so many years.

“I am excited about the difference the charity can make as I believe that Young Enterprise’s work is more pressing than ever. Young people today face unprecedented social and economic challenges.

“I look forward to working with the board and the management team, led by new CEO Sharon Davies, over the coming years.” .

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