City of London Law Society
The membership organisation has appointed a new chief executive: David Hobart. He is currently CEO of the Bar Council, in charge of representing barrister members, and has been heavily involved in changes to the law industry since 2007. Before joining the Bar Council, he had a long career in the RAF, from which he retired in 2004 at the rank of air vice-marshall. He studied law twice during his time at the RAF, including a stint at Cambridge.

The financial services firm has appointed Neil Roden as a partner in its human resources consulting practice. He spent the last decade as group director of HR at RBS and has also worked at National Australia Bank. His experience includes involvement in numerous mergers and acquisitions deals and downsizing.

Nardello & Co
The international investigations firm has appointed four City figures to advise its chief executive, Daniel Nardello.

Rupert Pennant-Rea, former deputy governor of the Bank of England and chair of Henderson Group and The Economist Group, will join the board to provide financial services expertise.

Charles Irby, former managing director of ING Barings, will also provide advice on financial services. Chris Jones, former chairman and CEO of J Walter Thompson and Evie Soames, former director at Liberty, will also be joining the advisory board.

First Reserve Corporation
The private investment firm in the energy sector has promoted five professionals from its investment team and three in its accounting team.

Jeffrey Quake has been named managing director, while Edward Bialas, Michael France, Dod Wales and Neil Wizel have all been appointed as directors.

In accounting, Chris Tracey has moved up to assistant controller of the general partner, Lucas Markelon to manager of accounting of the infrastructure fund and Scott Whittlesey to accounting manager.

Signia Wealth
The wealth manager focused on ultra high net worth clients has appointed Carnegie Smyth as director of wealth structuring. He joins the firm from Deloitte, where he was in a similar line of work.

Rosenblatt Solicitors
Hamilton Forrest has joined the firm as a partner, having previously worked at Fladgate, where he had been a partner for two years. Before that, he spent ten years at CMS Cameron McKenna.