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The brewer has appointed Lynn Fordham, chief executive of FTSE 250 private investment manager SVG Capital, to its board as a non-executive director. She will join both the remuneration and audit committees in addition to her seat on the board. Fordham has previously held senior financial, strategic and operational roles at Barratt Developments, BAA, Boots Group, Man Group, BAT and Mobil Oil including roles focused on audit and risk.

Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children International, is to join the BT board as a non-executive director. She has been with Save the Children since 2005, initially as chief executive of Save the Children UK, where she revitalised one of the country’s most established charities, positioning it at the centre of relevant public policy debates and growing top-line income by 70 per cent. Before working in the non-profit sector, Whitbread had a career in international marketing in the technology sector. In the 1990s she served as managing director of a Thomson Financial business based in the US. She is an existing member of BT’s Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business.

Saffery Champness
The private client accountancy firm has announced the appointment of Julian Hedley as a partner in its Media and Entertainment group. Hedley joins from RSM Tenon, where he spent over 20 years as head of RSM Tenon Media. He was also the firm’s London office managing director for the past 10 years. A highly experienced tax accountant, he has worked primarily in the entertainment industry for the last 30 years. He has also worked as inspector of taxes within the Special Compliance Office and was part of the implementation team that introduced the UK’s Artist Withholding Tax in 1987.

Mark Walley has been appointed as the UK executive director of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Based in Parliament Square, he will work with the UK board to develop strategy and promote RICS in its most mature market. His focus will be to continue to build RICS’ status and market recognition.