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Lisa Neale, hyperoptician
Hyperoptic, the hyper-fast broadband provider, has announced the appointment of Lisa Neale as Managing Director of Infrastructure.
Lisa will report to Dana Tobak, CEO and founder of Hyperoptic, and be responsible for implementing the company’s network rollout ambitions.
Lisa has a proven track record of building networks on a large scale. After joining BT as an engineer at age 18, she spent twenty years climbing the ranks in telecommunications. She recently held a number of senior positions at Openreach including Director of Fiber Build in UK East and Director of Fiber and Network Delivery in UK West.
Lisa Neale, MD Infrastructure, Hyperoptic: “I am excited to play a key role in helping Hyperoptic connect new customers so they can enjoy a whole new broadband experience.
“At the same time, I’m also looking forward to working with the senior team on new innovative tools and techniques that will help us speed up our rollout schedules. I feel that by consolidating my entire professional career, I can create great added value. “
Dana Tobak, CEO, Hyperoptic: “Lisa is a phenomenal leader and I am delighted to welcome her to the management team.
“As we are building a new, future-proof network, we need the best and brightest in the industry so that we can expand our network effectively and quickly. I am confident that Lisa’s experience and attitude will be of great benefit to Hyperoptic. “
Clare Ezekwe, Denis Aghaizu, Andrew Park, Mark Peck, David Williams, Jamie Snary, Olga Ledlie, Apache Capital
Apache Capital, a residential real estate investment management firm and Present Made, the company’s BTR platform for single-family homes and the first of its kind in the country, have announced a series of executive appointments and promotions.
Claire Ezekwe, a former advisor to Apache Capital, joins the world-renowned law firm Trowers & Hamlins LLP and joins their restructuring team as Senior Associate Director, Transactions and Structuring.
Ezekewe brings over 10 years of legal real estate finance experience and has worked closely with Apache Capital over the past several years to help deliver the UK’s largest premium multi-family residential portfolio with Moda Living.
Ezekewe, who has managed £ 60 million to £ 120 million in development finance transactions in the Midlands and the North as part of the joint venture’s launch, will be Apache Capital’s third hiring of the year following the appointment of Andrew Hill as Senior Analyst and Olga Ledlie as .
Apache Capital has also announced the promotion of Denis Aghaizu, Andrew Park, Mark Peck, David Williams and Jamie Snary to Executive Director positions, while Nikki Price has been promoted to Senior Associate Director of ESG & Operations.
Mervyn Howard, Executive Chairman of Apache Capital, said, “Apache Capital has exciting plans for 2022 and beyond, to follow on from a very successful 2021.
“This success would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team, which is reflected in the promotions announced today and on which we will build through the wave of new hires.”
Richard Jackson, Managing Director at Apache Capital and CEO of Present Made, said, “A professional and institutional approach will be the bedrock of the UK rental market as we look to the future and our investments in both our portfolio and in-house team are “a real declaration of intent in this regard.
“Apache Capital and Present Made continue to invest heavily in their respective ESG strategies as the industry enters a critical transition period.”
Annalize Dragic, Sapphire Ventures
Sapphire Ventures, a venture capital firm, announced today that it will expand its European investment activities for the coming year.
As part of this expansion, Sapphire is pleased to announce that Annalize Dragic, currently director of the firm, has been promoted to partner, making her one of the youngest VC partners in Europe.
Annalize, 29, joined Sapphire as a Principal in 2020 after previously working at Atomico. Since joining the team, she has been involved in Sapphire’s investments in Adverity, Contentful, Currencycloud, GitGuardian, Matillion, Unmind and Yapily, and worked on the company’s investments in Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO) and Wandera (acquired by Jamf) .
Annalize commented, “I am honored to become a partner at Sapphire Ventures. It has never been so exciting to be a venture investor in Europe. I look forward to deepening Sapphire’s presence across the continent, growing our team and working with more ambitious, mission-driven founders. “
Gwyneth Nurse, HM Treasury
Gwyneth Nurse will take over her new role at the beginning of January 2022, replacing Katharine Braddick.
A trained tax inspector, Gwyneth joined HM Treasury in 2003 and has held a number of positions including Assistant Director of Assets, Savings and Fortune and Assistant Director of Banks and Lending. She is currently the director of financial services.
The Director General for Financial Services is responsible for conducting HM Treasury’s work to promote stability, fairness, efficiency and competitiveness in financial services.
She also directs the Department of the Treasury’s relations with the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and will represent HM Treasury on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee.
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