Farebrother appoints Chief Operating Officer
12 November 2018
Farebrother has appointed independent consultant, Jonathan Fox, as its Chief Operating Officer. Announcing the appointment, Farebrother Senior Partner, Alistair Subba Row, said: “These are very exciting times for Farebrother. Jonathan has an unparalleled wealth of experience in the management of professional service firms and his role enables senior management at the firm to focus on client service and business development”.
During the past four years, Farebrother has continued to broaden its service offer: firstly with the creation of Union Street Partners – which has become the No. 1 South Bank property consultancy – and this year with the launch of our co-working consultancy, Flexible Office Space; and the specialist mixed-use development consultancy, Sq.One Real Estate.
Subba Row comments: “Further initiatives are planned and it is essential that we have the management capability to resource this. The fact that Jonathan is also a consultant to other professional services providers means that he has a breadth of perspective and objectivity which will make a major contribution to shaping our strategic direction”.
Formerly the Managing Partner of the accountants, Saffery Champness; Chief Executive of St Philips Chambers and law firm, Collyer Bristow; Fox is also a consultant or non-executive director to five other leading professional services firms and a number of private wealthy individuals in the music and entertainment sector.
Fox commented: “Bringing in a COO on a consultancy basis in order to access a broad skillset and knowledge bank is indicative of Farebrother’s innovative and forward-thinking approach to the development of its business. Having spent the last 21 years in leadership roles within the professions, growing and developing people based businesses, I believe I am qualified to advise and provide support to those elected and tasked with the difficult job of running and developing professional services firms. Farebrother is an exciting opportunity for me to really get under the skin of the firm and deploy my skills to enable its partners to continue providing the high quality of consultancy which has delivered the firm’s market-leading position in Midtown and also highly successful new business ventures.”