Bournemouth based LV= has appointed Philip Moore as its new finance director and replacing Keith Abercromby. Moore, who has over 30 years experience in the industry, will join from the Pensions Corporation, where he was group finance partner and chief risk officer. Prior to that he’s held roles at Friends Provident, where he was group finance director and latterly group chief executive. He has also worked at AMP, NPI and PwC.

Jurys Inn
Hotel chain Jurys Inn has named Andre Martinez as a non-executive director. His appointment comes just after the arrival of new chairman, Brian Collie. Martinez joins Jurys Inn from a long career in the hotel industry, after spending ten years with Accor Group, where he served as both the chief executive of Accor Economy Hotels and chief executive of Accor Hotels EMEA. Up until 2009, Martinez retained the chairman of global lodging at Morgan Stanley.

Giles Archibald at global consultancy group Mercer, has been handed the new title of head of M&A consulting for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Archibald, who first joined the group over 30 years ago and is a senior partner, will split his time between the group’s London and Manchester offices. He will transfer from his current role as head of the client services group. Archibald was also head of Mercer’s international retirement group.

Renaissance Capital
Renaissance Capital has hired Robert Towers and Christopher Brown to run its new trading business. Both Towers and Brown join from Canaccord. Over the last six years Towers has developed a competitive market making model, and worked with Brown for the past three years. Prior to joining Canaccord, Brown spent nine years with Charles Stanley.

Permal Group
Alternative asset management group Permal Group has hired Marilyn Schaja to its Americas focused sales team as senior vice president and head of US distribution channels. Schaja joins from Ivy Asset Management, where she was director of client development and managed high net worth channel client relationships. In her role, which has been newly created at Permal, she will report to Joshua Levine, head of institutional markets at Permal. Prior to joining Ivy, Schaja was with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette for 17 years, where she was a senior economist.