Elizabeth Fournier
Kinsey Allen International
The global executive search firm has appointed DiAnn Ferguson to launch its asset management practice in San Francisco. Ferguson will focus on mandates within the asset management sector on the west coast of the US. She has over 20 years experience as a trader, broker and search consultant in London, continental Europe and the US. Her experience as a trader and a broker has given her in depth knowledge of capital markets.

Alexander Proudfoot
The operational improvement consultancy has announced the appointment of Stephen Brewer to lead its telecoms practice. Brewer was Vodafone’s managing director for sales and distribution before moving to Cable and Wireless as chief executive for their Caribbean operations. Most recently he established a new business for Digicel in Trinidad and Tobago. Before joining the mobile telecommunications industry, Brewer worked in the computer industry, having been a founding board director of Apple Computer UK, and head of European operations for ComputerLand.

RBS Wealth Division
Ian Ewart has been appointed director of marketing for RBS Wealth Division. Ewart will be responsible for the marketing and communications strategy across all of the RBS Wealth Division brands including Coutts & Co, RBS Coutts, RBS International and Adam & Company. Ewart was most recently head of international marketing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and joins RBS as a leading industry expert in private banking marketing management. He has also held a number of senior marketing positions, notably at Barclays Wealth and HSBC.

Peel Hunt
The independent broking and advisory firm has hired Andy Crossley as head of corporate sales and syndication. Crossley has over 25 years of experience in the City and was previously with Invesco Perpetual for 20 years, managing institutional funds and investment trusts including the UK Smaller Companies Growth Fund. Crossley started his career as a credit analyst with Midland Bank in 1986, moving to become a corporate credit analyst at the United Bank of Kuwait a year later. In 1989 he joined Guinness Mahon Asset Management as a UK smaller companies manager responsible for two unit trusts.