Campaign grows to oust Murdoch. Shareholder service advises ousting Rupert Murdoch, two sons and 10 other directors from NewsCorp board.
Incisive Media’s John Barnes has agreed to succeed Thomson Reuters’ Tim Faircliff as the chairman of the AOP with immediate effect.
Microsoft has appointed Philippa Snare as chief marketing officer after a period of upheaval at the internet and software brand.
Chime Communications, the owner of VCCP and Bell Pottinger, has bought marketing strategy consultancy Gulliford Consulting for an initial consideration of £2.5m, in a cash and shares deal.
Eurostar, the high-speed cross-Channel train service, is to appoint a head of social media, whose remit will include crisis management.
The world’s biggest listed hedge fund manager appointed Nina Shapiro as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Shapiro was previously vice-president, finance and treasurer at the International Finance Corp.
The company appointed David Koh as head of treasury & securities services, China and head of treasury services, Greater China. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank.
ONESAVINGS BANK PLC
The company appointed Andy Golding as its permanent chief executive. Previously, he was the CEO of Saffron Building Society.
CME GROUP INC
The company appointed William Knottenbelt as head of European businesss operations. Previously, he was with Royal Bank of Scotland.
iShares, the exchange-traded funds platform of BlackRock, appointed Matt Mack as head of Strategic Accounts and Stephen Cohen as head of Investment Strategies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The financial services firm appointed David Crawford as a business development director. Previously, he worked at MSCI. He replaces Robert Ray, who will transition to a new role managing key strategic initiatives in Europe and South America.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL
The global professional services firm appointed Spyros Martsekis as managing director and head of A&M Greece. Previously, Martsekis served as deputy general manager and country head of corporate finance and private equity advisory at KPMG’s Athens office.
FIRST STATE INVESTMENTS
The asset manager appointed Richard Wastcoat to its board as the first non-executive director.
The asset management company appointed Matthew Wright as head of UK. Previously, Wright was head of sales at LV Asset Management.
BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT
The investment management firm appointed Michael Simpson as head of Latin American equities. Simpson previously worked with Wells Capital Management.
GAZPROM MARKETING & TRADING
The UK-registered wholly-owned unit of Gazprom appointed Tony West as power strategy manager. Previously, he worked with Scottish Power.