Marion Dakers
London Stock Exchange
The exchange has hired Gay Huey Evans and Paul Heiden as non-executive directors and made Raffaele Jerusalmi an executive director.

Huey Evans, pictured, is vice chair of investment banking and investment management at Barclays.

Heiden is executive chairman of Talaris Topco and a non-executive at United Utilities, while Jerusalmi is director of capital markets at the LSE and chief executive of Borsa Italiana.

The asset manager has appointed Miles Geldard and Lee Manzi to run global convertible and global multi-asset strategies.

Geldard and Manzi first worked together at JP Morgan Asset Management, where Geldard was chief investment officer and head of the global multi-asset and strategy teams and Manzi worked in the fixed income, global portfolios and multi-asset groups. They subsequently worked together at RWC Partners (formerly MPC Investors).

The wealth advisory firm has appointed Robert Dawkins as its new chief investment officer.

Dawkins was previously head of multi-manager at Aberdeen Asset Managers and has also held roles as managing director of RBS Asset Management and as head of alternative investment management at Coutts, the RBS group’s private bank.

Earlier in his career, he spent stints with LCF Edmond de Rothschild and John Govett.

He is expected to start in his new role in September.

Westhouse Holdings
The corporate finance and broking house has hired Dermot McKechnie as a consultant, focusing on developing the firm’s M&A, wider corporate finance and corporate broking activities.

McKechnie is a qualified chartered accountant and became a partner at Cazenove in 2000, later taking up the position of director of corporate finance at JP Morgan Cazenove.

The appointment follows that of Rupert Stevenson last week as a director of Westhouse Securities, responsible for establishing an investment funds team.

The law firm has announced its leadership succession plans, which will see current chairman and chief executive Barton Winokur step down by the middle of 2011. He will continue as a full-time partner following the transition.

Succeeding him as chief executive is Daniel O’Donnell, who has been with the firm since 1976. He specializes in advising private equity fund sponsors, corporations and financial institutions on M&A, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters.

Andrew Levander has been named chairman. He is a former assistant US attorney in the securities and commodities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York.