City Moves for 19 October 2009 | Who’s switching jobs

The insurer has appointed Marie Sigsworth as its new corporate responsibility director.

Sigsworth, who will be responsible for all aspects of corporate responsibility, including diversity, environment and community programmes and the global employee satisfaction survey, originally joined Aviva in 1986.

Clifford Chance
The law firm’s partners have elected Cliff McAuley to serve a further term as global leader of its real estate practice, following an uncontested election.

McAuley was first elected to the role in January 2003, at which time he was also head of the London practice.

He commences his second four-year term on 1 January 2010.

The distribution and outsourcing group has hired Philip Rogerson as chairman, effective from March next year.

Rogerson currently holds roles as chairman of Northgate and non-executive director at Davis Service Group, both of which he will give up in order to take up his new position at Bunzl. He remains chairman of Aggreko and Carillion.

Franklin Templeton
The investment group has appointed Sonal Desai as director of research for the fixed income group’s international bond department.

Desai has over 15 years of experience in the financial services sector and was most recently a member of the global credit team at Thames River Capital in London.