Boris Johnson today said he was “very, very sorry” for comments made in a 2004 Spectator article about Liverpool fans involved in the Hillsborough disaster.
Facebook UK on the hunt for its first MD.
Microsoft has promoted Mike Buckley to head of agency sales at its UK advertising business.
Sponge, the mobile marketing agency, has hired former DraftFCB creative director Matthew Maxwell in the same role.
Bupa marketer Martin George to leave amid restructure.
PepsiCo’s first president and global marketer, John Compton, is leaving the company after 30 years with the soft drinks giant and just six months in the global role.
Sony Europe media director Dominic Fawcett, and vice president for marketing and communications, Ben Moore, are among those departing the electronics giant as part of an ongoing restructure of its marketing department.
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The unit of Royal Bank of Canada named Steve Sokic the head of its ultra-high networth trust, fiduciary and tax businesses.
J.P. MORGAN PRIVATE BANK
The bank, which is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co, appointed Regis Molowny as head of wealth advisory in Spain. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Regis was branch manager of Merrill Lynch in Spain and Portugal.
J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
The asset manager, which is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co , said Stuart Podmore had become head of strategic alliances, reporting to Mike Parsons, head of fund sales.
ARBUTHNOT LATHAM & Co LTD
The private independent bank appointed Linda Amili Clack to the new position of international banking director – head of Middle East private banking.
CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS LLC
The real estate investment adviser said it named Terri Herubin the portfolio manager of the Cornerstone Patriot Fund, an open end U.S. core real estate commingled fund. Herubin replaces Brian Murdy.
The pan-emerging markets private equity firm appointed Danny Koh as a Director in Singapore. Actis also appointed Max Lin as a director in Beijing.
RIDGEMONT EQUITY PARTNERS
The middle market buyout and growth equity firm said it promoted Yeatts Anderson and Tim Dillon as vice presidents in its Charlotte headquarters.
SIMON COMPLIANCE LLC
The full-service compliance consultancy specializing in investment advisory said it hired Mary McDonnell and UnBo (Bob) Chung as senior consultants.
THE PARAGON GROUP OF COMPANIES
The residential mortgages provider said corporate financier Fiona Clutterbuck will join its board with immediate effect.
NARDELLO & CO
The corporate investigation firm appointed Gayle Horwitz as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 9. Horwitz served as president and chief executive of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority in New York City.