Knight Frank appoints new CFO

Jamie Harding has been announced as newly appointed CFO at Knight Frank, having worked most recently at Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Head of FP&A.

Mr Harding is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries and roles, including property, technology and hospitality. He has also previously worked for Cubic Corporation, The Keystone Group, Nido Student Living and Hilton Worldwide.

Deb Kemp, who has been Knight Frank’s interim CFO for the past six months, will become the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Ms Kemp has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles within Cushman & Wakefield, The Keystone Group, Woolworths petrol and convenience business, and GrainCorp Limited. In her new role, Deb will support Knight Frank in delivering on its vision for growth over the next five years.

Knight Frank Partner and Chief Executive Officer James Patterson said Mr Harding would be a great fit for the global agency. “We are very excited to welcome Jamie to Knight Frank,” he said. “His extensive experience across many industries, including property, will be of great benefit to our company….We are also thrilled to have Deb stay on with us, and we look forward to developing and rolling out our strong growth strategy with her assistance.”

Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 16,000 people operating from 384 offices across 51 territories. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants.