Huntsworth Group
Global PR firm Huntsworth has added Colin Adams to its board as group finance director, replacing Tymon Broadhead. He has a background in media and joins from Bloomsbury Publishing, where has had been finance director since 1994.
He also has three years’ experience on the investment committee of the creative capital fund. He will begin as soon as possible, most likely in April 2011.

Fox-Davies Capital
Fox-Davies Capital has made a series of senior hires, having been approved a nominated adviser by the London Stock Exchange. Rick Thompson has joined the firm’s board as head of investment banking, having been head of corporate finance at Charles Stanley Securities for the seven years. He has also worked at Teather & Greenwood.
Phillip Davies has also joined Fox-Davies as head of corporate finance, also moving from Charles Stanely Securities where he worked with Thompson for seven years, having previously worked at Seymour Pierce.

In addition, the company has hired Tim Davis from Charles Stanley Securities, David Porter from WHI Securities, Simon Leathers from Daniel Stewart and Jonathan Evans from Daniel Stewart.

Navigant Consulting
The financial advisory Navigant Consulting has hired David Royle as director of retail banking. He has moved from Capgemini Consulting, where he helped to found the finance services sector team. Previously, he has worked at Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch and Coopers & Lybrand.

UK arts retailer HobbyCraft has announced the Simon Burke will become chairman of the company from December. Burke has previously worked as chairman and CEO of Hamleys, CEO of Virgin Entertainment Group and MD of Virgin Retail. He has also worked as chairman of Majestic Wine.

KPMG has added to its Russian and eastern European expertise with the appointment of Bob Savic to its private client advisory practice in London. Savic is moving over from Gibraltar, where he joined in February. He has spent two decades working for the “big four” financial advisory firms in Russia, Macedonia and Serbia as well as in Asia and Australia. He speaks Russian, several east European languages, Mandarin, Malay and Filipino.