The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appointed British Airways boss Willie Walsh as its new president following an election at its annual meeting on Wednesday night.
Walsh, 48, will serve for two years, until after the 2012 Olympics in London. He has been chief executive of BA since October 2005, having also previously spent a period at the helm of Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

The asset management group has hired Tjeerd Voskamp as a senior relationship director in its global financial institutions group.

He joins from Threadneedle Asset Management, where he spent a decade in several senior client-facing roles, with a particular focus on European distribution in Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia. While there, he also launched and headed the firm’s global financial institutions group.

The airline said yesterday that non-executive Emmanuel Faber has retired from its board of directors after eight years in the role.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “I would like to sincerely thank Emmanuel for his significant contribution to successful growth of Ryanair. He leaves the board with our sincere gratitude and best wishes for the future.”

London Capital Group
The spreadbetting, forex, CFD and broking specialist said yesterday that non-executive Jack Inglis has stepped down with immediate effect to pursue other interests.

Inglis, 47, has been on the board since April 2007. He is chief executive of Ferox Capital Management, a London investment management firm specialising in convertible bond-themed funds. Prior to joining Ferox, he spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley.

JP Morgan
Paul Knox has been appointed to lead the bank’s private banking wealth advisory practice for the EMEA region.

Knox, formerly head of the bank’s UK wealth advisory practice, joined JP Morgan four years ago. He had 25 years of prior experience at the London bar and with Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for the private client services group in London.