Brooks Macdonald FD to join Assura

Assura Group, the publicly listed primary care landlord, has recruited Jonathan Murphy as finance director from Brooks Macdonald Funds.

Murphy will take up the post at Warrington-based Assura on 2 January 2013. He joined fund manager Brooks Macdonald, where he was also FD, through the acquisition of Braemar Group in 2010. Since then Braemar's property assets under management have grown from £500m to £865m.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked for Spirit Group and Vodafone.

Graham Roberts, chief executive of Assura, said: "I am delighted that Jonathan is joining Assura. His financial skills and commercial acumen will strengthen the board and contribute significantly in the years to come."

Murphy commented: "This is a tremendous opportunity for me to join Assura at an exciting point in its development. I look forward to applying the experience I have gained over the last few years in fund management and property to help grow this business."

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