Claire Paraskeva has been appointed as the new Regional Senior Director (RSD) at GVA, Leeds. Claire, who has worked at GVA for 23 years, will lead the team as it continues its growth strategy, maintaining its ‘client first’ approach to business.
Stuart Howie has also been appointed to lead and grow the firm’s national Regeneration and Development business based out of the Leeds office. Stuart joins GVA from PwC and brings over 20 years’ experience of providing commercial and financial advice to major regeneration and economic projects across the UK.
Claire Paraskeva said: “I am extremely pleased to have been appointed to the role of RSD for the Leeds office. We are a young, dynamic team, working hard to maximise value for our clients and I am confident that I can add real value in my new role. The Yorkshire market is particularly strong at the moment and there are lots of opportunities out there for us to grow the team and our business portfolio.”
Claire and Stuart’s appointments come following a raft of new hires and promotions as part of GVA’s ambitious growth strategy, and off the back of a highly impressive financial performance in 2017.
Claire added: “We are continuing to recruit great people into the business and Stuart’s appointment is no exception. We are very pleased to have him on board as he joins us with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm.”
The recent recruitment drive at GVA has seen 26 new directors and senior directors appointed between September 2017 and June 2018.