Farrer brings new CEO on board

Farrer & Co has hired real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield’s European CEO at as its new CEO.

Ben Bennett will join the firm’s London office to work closely with the management board of the private client firm.

Bennett is a former litigation associate at Herbert Smith and business consultant for the UK arm of German car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler.

Farrer is well known as the royal family’s adviser. During the last financial year the firm reported a turnover of £32.2m, compared with £30.1m in the 2005-06 financial year.