City Moves for 4 February 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Ultra Electronics
The security, defence and energy company has appointed Mary Waldner as its group finance director. She is currently director, group finance at QinetiQ Group, and has previously served as group finance controller at 3i. Waldner additionally spent 10 years in senior roles at British Airways.

William Kirschner has been elected partner in the law firm’s Asia corporate practice. He joins from White & Case, where he has been a partner since 2008. Kirschner is a mergers and acquisition lawyer in Asia, and has a particular focus on Indonesia.

Parity Group
The business solutions firm has appointed Suzanne Chase as executive director and general counsel. She was previously group general counsel and company secretary at Morse. Chase has held a number of senior business and legal roles, including compliance partner at King Sturge, group general counsel and company secretary at the Big Food Group, and general counsel at Wickes.

Association of Investment Companies
The investment association has appointed William Hemmings to its board. He is currently head of closed-ended funds at Aberdeen Asset Management. Hemmings has been involved with the management of investment companies since 1990, and has been a member of the Association of Investment Companies’ Managers Forum for several years.

The law firm has recruited ten additional solicitors. The new hires include Joanna Bullard, who joins Keystone’s real estate commercial property team from Thomas Eggar. Nia Jones joins from Hanne & Co Solicitors, where she was head of private clients. Clare Lucas joins from Motorola Mobility, where she was senior commercial counsel. Lucinda Russell-Jones joins from DLA Piper, where she was a senior associate. And Nicholas Tall joins from Speechly Bircham, where he was a partner.

Alvarez & Marsal
The professional services firm has appointed Osman Khan as a managing director in its transaction advisory team. He previously worked in PwC’s transactions services practice, and has over 15 years’ experience in providing mergers & acquisitions due diligence.