Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Anna Jones as acting COO and Matt Salmon as group commercial director, after concluding the business review triggered by the merger of NatMag and Hachette Filipacchi.
Tess Macleod Smith, group publishing director of Hearst Magazines’ luxury magazine titles, has resigned from her position.
M&C Saatchi has promoted its managing director, Carrie Hindmarsh, to joint chief executive and made Mark Goodwin its creative director.
Eurostar marketing chief Emma Harris to leave. Emma Harris, Eurostar sales and marketing director, is to leave the company in January following a commercial reorganisation.
Chris Harris, the global brand and marketing strategy director at Nokia, is joining luxury car retailer HR Owen as marketing and customer director.
Lee Lawrence, the former sales director of JCDecaux Airport, has joined the airport division of Aegis Media agency Posterscope, as head of business development at new business unit PSI Consulting.
The bank hired Peter Baird as head of its private equity business in Africa. Baird, who was most recently senior advisor at a mezzanine fund named Vantage Capital, will be based in Johannesburg and report to the global co-head of private equity.
The global human resource consulting and outsourcing business arm of Aon Corp appointed René Van Leggelo to its global benefits team. Leggelo, who was head of international group pensions at Axa for four years before this, will be based in Paris.
NICHE GROUP PLC
The company, which invests in gas exploration in Turkey, appointed Nigel Little as executive chairman, effective immediately. Before this, Nigel was president of Canaccord Adams Europe.
The asset manager hired David Snowdon to its UK defined contribution business. Snowdown will focus on business development. He was most recently with Barclays for six years as an employee benefit consultant.
The investment bank appointed Mert Yildiz as Turkey & emerging Europe economist. Yildiz will be based in London and will handle macroeconomic research coverage of Turkey, CE3 and Egypt. He was most recently with Kuwait China Investment Company.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL TAXAND
The tax advisory firm appointed Andrew Gavan as managing director in London, as it tries to improve its focus on effective tax planning. Gavan joins from KPMG.
FISCHER FRANCIS TREES & WATTS
The global fixed income partner of BNP Paribas Investment Partners appointed Rena Walsh as head of money markets. Most recently, Walsh led the money market team at State Street Global Advisors. She will be based in New York.
The mobile financial services provider hired Luciano Martucci as non-executive chairman of board. Before this Matucci had been with IBM.