Sirius Real Estate appoints new CFO, Chris Bowman

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Chris Bowman will be replacing Diarmuid Kelly, who left the company in August 2022.

Sirius Real Estate has appointed Chris Bowman as its new CFO, starting on 29 August.

Chris brings nearly 25 years’ accounting, finance and capital markets experience with him to the role.

“Chris brings a wealth of experience…and is extremely well qualified to oversee the continued financial management of the group. His appointment delivers considerable strength and capacity to the senior management team. We look forward to utilising his expertise as we continue to grow Sirius in line with our strategic goals,” said CEO Andrew Coombs.

Most recently, he led the UK investment banking arm of Berenberg, a business division which he was brought in to build from the ground up eight years ago. It has since grown to become one of the UK’s leading mid-market public company advisers.

Before this, he spent seven years in investment banking at Liberum, before which he worked in corporate finance at Canaccord and Credit Lyonnais.

Chris qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2000.

When he joins the company Chris will take over from Alistair Marks, who has been serving as interim CFO since Diarmuid Kelly went on paternity leave in August last year. Alistair will resume his focus fully on his role as chief investment officer, which he has held since January 2021.

“Chris’s arrival also allows Alistair to focus fully on the company’s investment strategy in Germany and in the UK, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for stepping back into his former CFO role, on an interim basis. This seamless transition allowed us to undertake a thorough search for the best permanent candidate,” Andrew said.

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