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Cameron lands role with top City recruiter

JOHNNY Cameron, the former RBS banker who shouldered much of the blame for the bank&rsquo;s huge losses last year, has landed a job as a part-time adviser with headhunting firm Odgers Berndtson.<br /><br />Cameron, who was effectively barred from taking a senior role at another company by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) earlier this year, will help the firm recruit executives on behalf of large City firms.<br /><br />Odgers Berndtson is the firm hired by UK Financial Investments (UKFI) &ndash; the body which manages the government&rsquo;s stakes in part-nationalised banks &ndash; to search for a new chief executive, following the impending departure of John Kingman.<br /><br />But a spokesman for UKFI said yesterday that Cameron would not be involved in the hunt for a successor to Kingman.<br /><br />Cameron, the former head of the global and business markets division which inflicted much of RBS&rsquo; pain, was in talks over a role with investment bank Greenhill earlier this year, but the FSA signalled that it would not approve his appointment.<br /><br />He left RBS amid the depths of the banking crisis last year, attracting criticism for his annual pension of more than &pound;60,000.