The bookies have appointed a new non-executive director to its board: Baroness Denise Kingsmill. She will also sit on the company’s audit committee in this role. Kingsmill has experience serving on the competition commission, of which she was deputy chairman 1996-2003, and she has also chaired three reviews and taskforces for various government departments. She is currently a member of Microsoft’s European Policy Council.

Aviva Investors
Kevin Talbot and Manish Singhai have joined the firm as chief investment officers of fixed income and equities respectively for Asia. They will both report to Tahnoon Pasha.
Talbot joins from ANZ Bank and has also worked at AMP Capital Investors. Singhai moves over from Arjava Capital, a company he incorporated, and has previously worked for a decade at AllianceBernstein.

Navigant Consulting
Nicholas Pollard has joined the consultancy as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa construction consulting operations team.

He joins the company from Bovis Lend Lease, where he was chief executive of Lend Lease UK. He has also previously worked at Skanska UK and was a director at Railtrack/Network Rail. His main areas of expertise are civil engineering, utility networks and commercial building.

Barclays Wealth
Julia Church has been appointed as head of Guernsey within Barclays Wealth’s advisory division. She will be in charge of managing the Guernsey platform with a focus on deepening client relationships.

She will report to Walter Coxon, managing director of the division. She joins the firm from Credit Suisse Trust, where she was a board director.

Interim Partners
Angela Hickmore has joined the firm’s management team. Hickmore has spent a decade at Albemarle Interim Management where she was a managing director. Previously, she was a director of Management Resources at Robert Half. She has worked with clients including the Bank of England, Northern Rock, RBS and Lloyds.

Ascent Resources
Graham Cooper has joined the board of the resources firm.