Dr Nicola Mazzarotto (pictured) has been appointed as head of competition economics for financial advisory and accountants KPMG. The appointment means that he is now a director in the firm’s economics practice. He joins the firm from the competition commission, where he performed economic analysis for eight years on several high-profile mergers, including a deal between BSkyB and ITV. He has also worked for the OECD and European Commission.
Katha Callaghan has been appointed as business development manager of TUI Travel’s education division – one of the world’s largest in student travel. She will report to Steve Clift, the division’s development director.
Having previously been business development manager for Sunsail, Le Boat and the Moorings, she will now be driving growth in a similar role for TUI.
Royal London Asset Management
The investment management division of the Royal London Mutual Insurance appointed Quentin Smith as marketing & communications manager with immediate effect. Smith joins from Old Mutual Asset Managers where he was investment communications manager.
The hedge fund manager has appointed Miriam Tai has head of its consultant relations in the US. She will report to Raffaele Costa.
She joins the firm from BlackRock, where she was director of global consultant relations. She has eight years of experience in financial services, having also worked at Barclays Global Investors and Goldman Sachs.
The investment bank has added Sandor Hau as a managing director to head up high yield and distressed credit in the Americas.
He comes to the bank from Goldman Sachs, where he was also a managing director.