James Foreman, Julian Kent, Tony Smith and Peter Inskip, Buro Four
Chloe Shakesby

This week's London appointments

James Foreman, Julian Kent, Tony Smith and Peter Inskip, Buro Four

Buro Four is strengthening its management team with a series of director promotions.

James Foreman, Julian Kent, Tony Smith and Peter Inskip have all been appointed as directors within the London office.

James Foreman, previously a Pastor for his local church in Brighton, brings skills and perspective from outside the property industry. He and Julian Kent both joined Buro Four in 2018 and have since delivered flagship projects within the media sector for Thompson Reuters, Refinitiv and IMG.

James is also a key account manager for multiple projects for Quilter and Julian is leading the Marylebone Lane Hotel for Shiva Hotels and The Portman Estate’s 1-4 Marble Arch scheme.

Tony Smith has led the commercial office sector for Buro Four for the last 18 months having delivered schemes for GAW Capital, Castleforge Partners and Anglo American De Beers.

Peter has been with Buro Four for 24 years and has enjoyed managing the delivery multiple project for Great Portland Estates, The Crown Estate and Derwent London, and is currently working with the Museum of London on the iconic relocation to Smithfield Market which received planning last month.

Ian Higgs, managing director, said: “As an Employee Benefit Trust and with longevity and progress at the heart of our values, it is important that we nurture our leadership team and allow others the opportunity to step up and steer Buro Four into the future.

“Being able to make these promotions gives us a lot of confidence and optimism for the future, especially in a world dealing with the angst of Covid-19.

“We have a good level of secured work and we can already feel a sense of normality returning to the industry, especially with landmark projects such as the Museum of London receiving planning permission.

“For us at Buro Four 2020 is not ‘cancelled’ but instead the perfect opportunity to allow our business to evolve effectively and respond to the needs of the ever-changing world.”

Hugh Munro, Carole Dubourg and David Wayne, DoubleVerify

DoubleVerify (DV), a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, has announced the appointment of three strategic hires in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Hugh Munro joins as DV’s first regional vice president for Northern Europe, Carole Dubourg as regional vice president for Southern Europe and David Wayne as its director, senior HR business partner for EMEA and APAC.

In a newly created role, Hugh will lead the execution of the company’s growth strategy in the UK, Benelux and the Nordics, with a focus on building and scaling dynamic relationships with agencies and brands in the region.

Hugh commented: “I’m proud to be joining a company with such a clear mission at a time where quality - and its impact on media efficiency and effectiveness - has never been more under the spotlight.”

Carole will oversee DV’s Southern European operation. Drawing on her proficiency across media, digital and technology honed in leadership roles at Yahoo, Sizmek, and most recently as country manager for France at Telaria, she is tasked to work with local teams to accelerate DV’s growth across the region.

She said: “Now more than ever, brands need independent, transparent, and trustworthy partners to measure and maximise the value and safety of their ad investments. DV’s innovative proposition is at the forefront of this field.

“I look forward to working with brands and agencies across Southern Europe to harness this technology to drive up value and standards across the ad ecosystem.”

Wayne, an experienced HR leader with expertise across media, digital and technology, was previously VP, people operations for LoopMe. At DV, Wayne will be responsible for talent management and acquisition, employee relations and performance management.

Wayne said: “Having the right talent in place is fundamental to achieving DV’s vision of building a better advertising industry.

“I’m delighted to join the company to drive its HR agenda, grow the EMEA and APAC contingent and build on the work of this highly capable and strategic team.”

Tanzil Bukhari, Managing Director, EMEA at DoubleVerify, adds, “In today’s climate, brand safety must play a central role in all ad strategies. I am very excited to have Hugh at the helm of DV’s work in Northern Europe, and Carole across Southern Europe, to address agency and brand customers’ ongoing needs.

“Alongside the support of David managing talent at DoubleVerify, we are in a strong position to help brands with strong ad performance, quality and suitability.”

Venu Lambu, Mindtree

Mindtree, a digital transformation and technology services company, has announced the appointment of Venu Lambu as president of global markets.

Based in London, Venu will be responsible for formulating strategic direction and business development for Mindtree businesses across all industry segments.

Debashis Chatterjee, CEO and managing director of Mindtree, commented: “Venu has the ideal combination of leadership acumen, energy, and experience to help drive our aggressive plans to further scale the business.

“He has a track record of accelerating revenue streams, helping businesses transition to digital and managing high performance teams which makes him a great fit for Mindtree.”

Venu added: “It has been impressive to watch Mindtree establish itself as a digital transformation leader, with a client-focused approach.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to accelerate digital initiatives with clients and continue the company’s leadership in technology innovation.”

Sarah Shin, Cloudera

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, today announced it has promoted Sarah Shin to the new role of chief diversity officer.

With 25 years of experience, Sarah will spearhead Cloudera’s commitment to addressing workplace inequality with deliberate and decisive action and will hold the company accountable for promoting belonging in its workplaces and communities.

She was previously the head of diversity, inclusion and learning at Cloudera where she led various diversity and inclusion initiatives focused on leveling the playing field for women and underrepresented minorities.

Prior to that, Sarah held various D&I and HR leadership positions at Apple, LeapFrog, HPE, and more.

Rob Bearden, CEO of Cloudera, commented: “Sarah is a strong leader who guides her team with precision and heart. What sets Sarah apart is her strategic mindset, skill in creating a people-centered culture, and her ability to bring out the very best in her team at every level.

“I believe she will be an excellent advocate for Cloudera employees and an ambassador of our amazing culture on our journey to becoming an inclusive and representative workplace.”

Sarah added: “The spotlight has been put on diversity and inclusion in the workplace at Cloudera and I am humbled and proud to take on this strategic role.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the Equality Committee, the Employee Resource Advisory Board, the leadership teams and the passionate change agents at Cloudera to advance the inclusive employee experience, providing progressive development opportunities around equality and belonging, and driving operational excellence within the organization.”

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