Monitise, the mobile money firm, has appointed Sushovan Hussain (pictured) to the board as a non-executive director. Sushovan has worked at Autonomy Corporation and LASMO. In addition, Monitise has hired Peter Radcliffe as chairman of emerging markets. Currently a non-executive director, Radcliffe will move to the management side of the business to oversee the development of Monitise’s operations in Asia Pacific.

HSBC Private Bank
HSBC has hired a new head of central and eastern Europe with the appointment of Alla Fedorova. Fedorova moves over from Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and will be leading the growth of the relationship team in his region. Previously, she has worked as managing director of Tilney Investment and she has 15 years’ experience in financial markets and investment management.

Grosvenor Fund Management
As part of its expanding Asian operations, Grosvenor Fund Management has appointed Morgan Laughlin to the new role of managing director of the fund’s Asia Pacific activities. He will begin his new role in January 2011.

Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield has made a senior hire to its UK retail team, appointing Chris Parfitt as a partner. He moves over from Centros and has formerly worked at PRUPIM. He will be working with Steve Morgan, James Merrett, Oli Christy and Will Grant on the southern retail team.

Standard Life
Standard Life has appointed Mark Hesketh as UK finance director. He moves over from RBS where he was director of financial planning. Previously, he has worked at RBS Insurance.

Allocate Software
Richard King, deputy managing partner of Ernst & Young, has joined the board of AIM-listed Allocate Software. His appointment will take effect from January.

Syndicate Asset Management
Mark Chesire has joined the board of Syndicate Asset Management as a group director of sales.