CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

Permira
The European private equity company has appointed Wulf Bernotat, the former chief executive of energy giant E.ON, as a senior adviser.
Bernotat is one of Germany’s most experienced businessmen and retired from his position at E.ON in April this year.
He is also a member of the supervisory boards at Metro, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom and Bertelsmann.

Marston’s
The brewer has scored a coup by luring Robin Rowland, the chief executive of Yo! Sushi, to join its board as a non-executive director.

Rowland has been at the Japanese restaurant chain for 11 years, during which time the group has grown from just three to 63 restaurants worldwide.

Prior to that, he held senior positions at City Centre Restaurants and Scottish & Newcastle.
Lo-Q
Tom Burnet, the former boss of the defence operations business at Serco, has joined the Aim-listed theme park virtual queuing systems provider as chief executive.

Prior to his role at Serco, Burnet, 43, was managing director of QinetiQ’s capability support division, which provides technical consultation and support to governments and industry internationally. Burnet was previously an executive director at Microsoft technology consultancy Cedalion.
Otkritie
The Russian financial group has appointed two new senior Russian equity market specialists to its team.

Vladimir Tikhomirov joins from URALSIB Financial Corporation and becomes senior economist at the firm.

Marat Ibragimov, who moves over from Citi Investment Research, joins as a senior consumer analyst.

Patni Computer Systems
The IT and business services provider has appointed Manish Mehta as an executive vice president and chief delivery officer for applications services.

In his previous role, he was chief delivery officer for India and the EMEA and APAC regions at Mahindra Satyam.

Allied Healthcare
The healthcare staffing services group said G. Richard Green has resigned from the board for personal reasons, having served as a director since 1998.

Professor Raymond John Playford, 50, becomes a director in his place.