Movers & Shakers

A summary of some of July's key appointments, hires and promotions from across England, Scotland and Wales. 

London & the South

Ingle to step down from Howdens

Howden Joinery Group has announced that its founder and CEO, Matthew Ingle, will retire in the first half of 2018 after 22 years with the group.

Ingle will be succeeded as CEO by Andrew Livingston, who is currently the CEO of Screwfix Direct Ltd, a division of Kingfisher Plc.

Plumb named new Just Eat CEO

Peter Plumb, the former CEO of, has been named as the new CEO of Just Eat.

Plumb will replace interim CEO Paul Harrison who will continue in his permanent role as chief financial officer.

Cheung appointed board member of Enterprise M3 LEP

Former Morgan Stanley executive director and co-founder of Connectegrity, Linda Cheung, has joined the board of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Cheung will be focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and communications, and will be joining the Expansion Fund Steering Group, which provides leadership and strategic guidance for the LEP’s £5.5m Expansion Fund - an investment initiative created by Enterprise M3 for businesses looking to grow in the LEP area.

Steve Wood named new NHBC chief

NHBC, the UK's leading new home warranty insurance provider, has announced the appointment of Steve Wood as its new chief executive.

Steve, who started his new role on 30 June, has over 30 years' experience within the insurance industry.

Eastwood joins FTI

FTI Consulting has announced the appointment of David Eastwood as a senior managing director in the firm’s economic consulting team based in London. 

Eastwood joins FTI after spending almost 35 years at KPMG, where he helped establish and grow the firm’s UK forensic practice.

Crichton promoted at Weatherbys

Weatherbys Private Bank has announced the appointment of Quentin Marshall as its new head of private banking, replacing Adrian Crichton who is retiring after more than 11 years at the bank.

Marshall joined Weatherbys as its deputy head in June 2015 from Coutts where he had been head of advisory within the investments team and deputy chairman of the investment strategy committee. 

BGF expands with appointment of Laura Cockburn

BGF has expanded its team in the South of England with the appointment of Laura Cockburn to focus on direct origination across the South of England.

Cockburn has more than 15 years’ investment experience, including six years as a director in RBS’s special opportunities fund and has held positions with HBOS Joint Ventures, CIT Group Partners and HM Treasury – where she worked as a policy advisor.

Ritchotte to advise MortgageGym has announced that Henry Ritchotte, former COO and member of the management board of Deutsche Bank AG, has joined as an investor and adviser to the company.

Since leaving Deutsche earlier this year, Henry has been making early stage investments in financial services firms with a focus on disruptive regulatory- and technology-driven business models.

Lindsay Todd to step down as Radian chief

Lindsay Todd, the chief executive of Hampshire-based affordable housing provider Radian, is set to stand down.

Todd has spent 17 years at the Eastleigh-headquartered business and will stand down next month.