The engineering software group has appointed James Kidd to its board as its new chief financial officer, effective from the beginning of next year. He replaces Paul Taylor, who has been finance director for the past decade.

Kidd, 40, has been at Aveva since 2004, including four years as head of finance. A chartered accountant, he previously worked for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte clients on transactional and audit engagements.

GE Capital
GE Capital has named Paul Scott as the new chief investment officer and head of sponsor coverage for its leveraged finance business in Europe and the Middle East.

Scott has been at the firm for almost three years as head of sponsor coverage in the UK. He has also worked in the past at Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Bank of Scotland.

Legal & General Property
The property fund management firm has hired Tom Carlton as a research analyst and Henry MacInnes as a senior asset manager of its linked pensions fund.

Carlton joins from Property Market Analysis (PMA) and will focus on the retail sector. MacInnes, who will support linked pensions fund manager Will Edwards, joins from Endurance Land, where he concentrated on acquisitions, asset management and refurbishment opportunities around central London.

Barclays Wealth
The private bank has appointed Andrew Corlett as chairman of the board of its Barclays Private Clients International (BPCI) division, based in the Isle of Man.
Corlett is managing director of legal and professional services group Cains.

DLA Piper
The law firm said yesterday that Lord (Tim) Clement-Jones is to become its office managing partner in London, effective from 1 January.
Clement-Jones, currently head of international business relations, has been with DLA Piper since 1999. Prior to that, he was company secretary at Kingfisher. He is also the treasurer of the Liberal Democrats until December this year, and was made a life peer in 1998.