US Developer Hines has appointed James Riddell as finance director of its UK operation.

Riddell has over 30 years experience in banking and finance throughout UK and Europe. He will be responsible for rolling out the company’s commercial strategy working in partnership with chief executive Stephen Musgrave.

Before joining Hines, Riddell was group financial director of Amsterdam based Hagemeyer, the listed international wholesale electrical distribution group.

He was previously group financial director with Hammerson.