Cromwell appoints chief financial officer Europe

Investor and manager Cromwell Property Group has hired Nigel Batters as chief financial officer Europe, with effect from April. Batters, currently a partner at chartered accountant Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners, is based in Amsterdam. He will be responsible for Cromwell’s corporate finance operations across Europe. He has spent more than 20 years in commercial finance and property, principally as a senior audit executive with Ernst & Young’s UK business. During his time at EY he worked with companies including Investec, National Australia Bank (including Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks), Royal Bank of Scotland, ING Lease, Siemens Financial Services and Chicago Mercantile