Birmingham Post - Jun 18, 2014 04:50 By Tamlyn Jones
David Hoppe joins from Walsall Council to lead food resilience arm of property consultancy
Property consultancy GVA has appointed David Hoppe to head up its new national flood resilience team.
Mr Hoppe is based at the firm's Brindleyplace office in Birmingham and brings more than 10 years of experience in flood risk and resilience.
The new team will provide services such as flood risk assessments and advice, evacuation planning and flood protection.
Mr Hoppe previously worked at flood risk specialist JBA Consulting in Northampton as a senior analyst and Walsall Council in the emergency planning team as a resilience officer.
He said: "After the recent winter floods, climate change and demand for space, there has never been a more appropriate time for GVA to enhance its development services with a specialist national flood team.
"We want our clients to understand the risks to their investments and present the latest innovative solutions to help reduce the flood risk and the ability to provide this advice in-house further enhances our existing environmental services to clients."
In other appointment news, Warwick-based developer Hinton Properties has appointed Jon Hinton as development director.
Mr Hinton, who is no relation to the firm's founding family, previously worked at GBR Phoenix Beard in Birmingham where he was an associate director and part of the office agency team.
His new role will see him identify development opportunities while managing the existing development pipeline.
James Hinton, whose father Leon launched the business, said: "I am delighted to welcome Jon on board, he will be an integral part of the company in bringing development opportunities to fruition".
Construction consultancy Robinson Low Francis has appointed Angélique Runnalls-Bould to the newly created role of regional business development manager at the national firm's Birmingham office.
A chartered marketer, she brings experience from her time at Kier Partnership Homes, Wates Construction and Willmott Dixon. At the latter, she was a key member of the team that successfully secured new business across a wide range of sectors in the Midlands and UK.
Her appointment follows two other senior appointments to the Birmingham team in the last month. Shaun Hancock has joined as a senior quantity surveyor and Tina Heyward as senior health and safety consultant.