// Hammerson hires ex-chartered accountant as CFO
// James Lenton will also join as exec director
// Lenton has held previous working experience as a chartered accountant
Hammerson, which owns the likes of Bicester Village, Westquay, and the Bullring, has appointed James Lenton to the post of chief financial officer.
Lenton will also be made executive director upon joining the property developer.
He is due to join office as executive director on September 16, and as chief financial officer on October 1.
Lenton has held previous working experience as a chartered accountant, as well as various finance roles.
He previously worked as chief financial officer at investment firm AIG, deputy chief financial officer for EMEA and was appointed partner at Ernest & Young in 2006.