Marion Dakers
Signia Wealth
The wealth manager has hired Mark Elliott as managing director. Elliott is joining the family-run firm from Barclays Wealth, where he established the financial institutions group and professional practices business in 2007. Before this he worked for private bank Coutts as group head for the executive team and as group head for the in-pats team, which focused on UK residents with an overseas domicile. This is the firm’s 19th hire since launching in March.

TT Electronics
The electronics firm has appointed Michael Baunton CBE as an independent non-executive director. He has worked within manufacturing for 40 years, and held senior executive roles at Caterpillar, Perkins Engines and Tennecco. He is currently chairman of the Society of Motor Manufacturers, and was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to engineering.

The business and technology consultancy has hired Ian Holden to its banking practice. He joins Mark Jenkinson and Peter Lewis in the leadership team. Holden was previously a partner at BearingPoint, where he led the financial services practice in the UK. He has also held senior roles at Deloitte Consulting and Price Waterhouse Management Consulting. He has over 15 years’ experience in delivering management consultancy projects.

JP Morgan
The banking group’s European Smaller Companies Trust has appointed Carolan Dobson as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 September. She is chairman of QinetiQ Pension Fund, a trustee of Avon Pension Fund, a non-executive director of Shires Smaller Companies and member of the Competition Commission and chairman of the Finance and Regulation Group. Dobson has previously been head of UK equities at Abbey and a main board director of Murray Johnstone.

Chariot Oil and Gas
The oil and gas explorer has appointed Adonis Pouroulis to non-executive chairman with immediate effect. Pouroulis, who co-founded the company, was a non-executive director. He replaces Peter Kidney, who has stepped down from his role as chairman and from the board to pursue other interests.