Knight Frank recruits COO

By Paul Norman - Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:01

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Knight Frank has recruited Justin Young as its chief operating officer.

Young joins Knight Frank from law firm HFW where he was Global COO. Prior to that he was at Clifford Chance where he was COO of its South East Asia operations. In addition to these partnerships, he has extensive experience of the corporate world and the IT and marketing sectors.

He will work alongside John Diggins, group finance director, focusing on developing the firm’s Business Services organisation.

Young is Knight Frank's first externally appointed COO.

John Diggins said: “Justin brings a wealth of experience in leading and developing business services teams in multi-national organisations and I’m very much looking forward to working with him as Knight Frank progresses its new five-year group strategy.”

Justin Young said: “This is a great time to be joining Knight Frank, as the firm is rapidly evolving to meet the future challenges of the real estate market. I’m looking forward to working with the team and bringing an external perspective into the development of our operational offering both to the business and to our clients.”

pnorman@costar.co.uk

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