Murphy to become Assura FD

JONATHAN MURPHY is to become finance director of property developer Assura early next year.

Murphy has previously held several finance roles in property, first at Braemar Group, where he was FD for four years before its acquisition in 2010 by Brooks McDonald, where he took a similar role.

Since the transaction, Murphy has been responsible for leading the integration of the businesses, seeing property assets under management have grown from £500m to £850m.

He has also had stints at Spirit Group and Vodafone and qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, holding management posts in both the UK and Asia. He has an MBA from IESE, the European Business School in Barcelona.

Graham Roberts, chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Jonathan is joining Assura. His financial skills and commercial acumen will strengthen the board and contribute significantly in the years to come.”

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