CB Richard Ellis has appointed a new chief operating officer for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Philip Emburey will replace Martin Lubieniecki in the role, who left CBRE on 30 April. Lubieniecki had been with the company since June 2001.

Emburey joins from property outsourcing firm OCS, where he was finance director. He has also held senior positions at consultancy firm Accenture and telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless.