Linklaters, the global law firm, has appointed Anne Byrne as UK head of real estate, based in London. Byrne, a partner since 2001, previously worked for Capital Shopping Centres and ProLogis and recently acted for UBS on its new European headquarters building at Broadgate. Linklaters also hired Yves Moreau as the global head of real estate. They take over from Patrick Plant, who is stepping down as global and UK practice head of real estate.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has added a new partner, Marian Bloodworth, to its leading employment team. BLP has appointed eleven partners since the startof the year to meet the needs of clients including RBS, Thames Water and British American Tobacco. Bloodworth previously worked for Hogan Lovells where she advised on employment law, including bonuses, equal pay and whistleblowing.

Motive Television
Andrew Kaza has joined Motive Television as non-executive director and chairman of the nomination committee. Kaza is stepping aside as a director of Odeon UCI Cinemas to join the firm.

EMI Group
Ruth Prior has joined the EMI Group as chief financial officer with responsibility for the company’s financial affairs. Prior has been finance director for portfolio business at Terra Firma for the last three years and has advised EMI Music and Publishing. She is a chartered management accountant and began her career at Unilever. Her role will be close co-operation with the divisional CFOs Shane Naughton and Thomas Kelly.

BT Global Services
BT Global Services hasw added new members to its leadership team. Andy Nicholson, Neil Rogers, Kim McMann and Bas Burger have been appointed with the aim of accelerating focus and investment in industry specific solutions for global customers. The new members will lead four strategic sector teams which have been developed. Their roles will take responsibility for profitably delivering market-leading networked IT products and services. Nicholson, Rogers and Burger have worked for BT previously, while Kim McMann has moved from HP, where she led the company’s IT outsourcing in Asia Pacific.