City Moves for 26 February 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Co-operative Group
The mutual business has announced the appointment of Rebecca Skitt as human resources director. Skitt has over 20 years’ experience, most recently as head of human resources in Barclays’ global retail and business banking division. She has also held senior roles at Unilever.

Jones Day
Karim Mahmud has joined the law firm as a partner in its projects and infrastructure practice. Mahmud has over 20 years’ experience working on energy projects around the world and joins from Blake, Caddels and Graydon.

Liberum Capital
The investment bank has announced the appointment of Peter Atherton as head of its utilities equity research team. He joins from Citigroup, where he was head of its European utility research team. Prior to Citigroup, he was a utility analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Rowan Dartington
Sasha Brown will join the wealth management firm as business relationship manager. She will be responsible for developing links with financial intermediaries and professionals. Brown has previously held senior positions at Coutts and RBS.

Mid Europa
The private equity firm has appointed two new senior associates. Matthias Dukat joined the firm in 2010 from Greenhill and Co, where he worked in its mergers and acquisitions division. Viktoria Habanova joined in 2010 from the consumer and retail, mergers and acquisitions department at JP Morgan’s London office.

Sirius Minerals
Gordon Cowe has been appointed development director at the engineering, procurement, construction and management firm. Cowe has over 25 years’ experience in managing business units and projects in the resources industry. He was most recently global managing director of the infrastructure and environment division at WorsleyParsons.

The law firm has announced the appointment of Sandra Brown as a partner in its private client group. Brown joins from Osborne Clark, where she was head of its private client team for 15 years.

Ulric Jerome has been appointed chief operating officer at the online retailer. He is a founding partner and executive director of, and currently serves on the board at Paddy Power.