Postal operator Whistl has appointed home delivery specialist Christine Key to grow its packets and parcel division. Previous roles held by Christine in the delivery sector include sales director at Yodel/ Home Delivery Network, sales director DPD/GeoPost UK and commercial director at Parcelnet.
Earthport, the cross-border payment specialist based in London, has appointed Peter Klein as global head of FX. Peter joins Earthport after he co-founded a start up in the P2P lending space. Prior to that, Peter served as global head of FX brokerage and clearing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, head of FX prime brokerage at JP Morgan, and chief executive of Saxo Bank UK among other major roles.
Byrne and Partners
Law firm Byrne and Partners has announced the appointment of Tim Beale as partner in its civil litigation practice. Tim joins after a decade as partner at SJ Berwin and more recently Reed Smith. Tim has focused principally on commercial fraud cases, usually with a multi-jurisdictional element, including litigating in, or through, Africa, the Gulf States, Europe and North America.
Ralph Steffens has been appointed chief executive of global mobile network Truphone, while former chief executive Steve Robertson has been appointed executive chairman and CEO of strategic partnerships. His last assignment was with Indian telecommunications company Reliance Jio Infocomm as president and chief operating office based in Mumbai. Ralph, now based in London, will work with Steve and the rest of the management team at Truphone, leading the strategic direction of the company and further growing its international reach and improving the service offering to its customers. Ralph has held senior positions at NBN, BT and Colt Telecom, heading up operations in various regions, including Europe, India and Australia.
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