Knight Frank has appointed Matthew Tweedie as Group Finance Director to succeed John Diggins who retires from the firm in March 2020.
Matthew is currently CFO at Arup, a business with a turnover of £1.6 billion, some 17,000 employees and trading in 150 countries.
He joins Knight Frank on 1 October and will work alongside John to ensure a smooth handover.
Alistair Elliott, Senior Partner & Group Chairman, commented: “I would like to thank John for his outstanding contribution to Knight Frank throughout his 15 years. He has been instrumental in ensuring that the firm thrives whilst becoming a more accomplished and better connected global force in the real estate advisory arena.
“We are exceptionally lucky to welcome Matthew to Knight Frank. He joins with a proven track record of 12 years’ experience of maintaining robust margins despite economic headwinds. His skills are perfectly suited to our unique partnership and we look forward to him contributing to our strong, diverse and collaborative firm.”
Matthew Tweedie commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Knight Frank. I have admired and respected the firm for many years and am hugely looking forward to driving the business forward and being a part of the fantastic culture that sets it apart.”