Simon Pritchard has been appointed partner in the law firm’s competition team. He is a former senior director of mergers at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Pritchard is also editor of UK Merger Control, and an external adviser to the OFT on international competition network matters.
Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance
Donald Kerr has been appointed managing director of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. He joined the bank in 1990, and has previously served as head of its small and medium-sized enterprises banking arm. Kerr replaces Ian Larkin.
Fiona Dunshire has been appointed UK chief executive of the consulting firm. She joined Mercer as a graduate in 1988, and was most recently senior client leader in its investments business. Dunshire is also a senior partner and fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
The law firm has appointed Samanthan Hutchinson as a partner in its London-based banking and finance practice. She joins from Hogan Lovells, where she most recently led its fund finance team. Hutchinson specialises in advising on fund lending transactions.
The commercial insurer has appointed Rob Smart as its new head of commercial claims. He was most recently senior claims manager at Travelers Insurance, with responsibility for property and public liability claims. Smart has over 20 years’ experience in the claims industry.
The restructuring, recovery and insolvency firm has appointed Sam Talby as a partner. He joins from Bishop Fleming Rabjohns, the mid-market accountancy firm, where he was partner.
Silicon Valley Bank
Andrew Hunter has been appointed relationship manager at Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch. He currently works in the bank’s accelerator and growth group, based in London. In his new role, Hunter will be responsible for spearheading its new business efforts in Ireland.
Crimson & Co
The supply chain consultancy has appointed Peter Garnett to its procurement practice. He joins from The Procurement Think Tank, where he was director. Garnett has also worked for GSK Pharmaceuticals and Fisons.