Cordea Savills appoints Richard James as CFO (UK)

Richard James has been appointed to the board of Cordea Savills, the international property fund manager, as Chief Financial Officer. This key appointment reflects the growth to date and expansion plans of Cordea Savills.

Richard joins Cordea Savills from his previous role as CFO at Internos, a European property fund management business, where he had responsibility for group financial management and oversight of the finance resources in the various country and fund structures. He also oversaw the debt, compliance, insurance and IT teams.

He joined Internos in December 2009 when the company acquired GPT Halverton, where he had been CFO from June 2008. Prior to this Richard was an Executive Director and Portfolio CFO for Curzon Global Partners, and a Vice-President and European Financial Controller at Apollo Real Estate Advisors.

Richard started his career at Ernst & Young in London and Hong Kong. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Justin O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer of Cordea Savills, commented: "Richard has extensive experience in fund management across the field of finance, debt and operations. He will be a highly valued member of our executive and will play a critical role in our expansion plans."

Source: Citigate Dewe Rogerson

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