Bibby Financial Services
The invoice finance specialist has appointed Andy Leopold as sales director for the south, based in London. Leopold, who has been promoted from the role of sales director for London and Hastings, brings more than 19 years’ experience working in the financial services sector. He will be responsible for securing new business and supporting the company’s expanding network in the Midlands, London and the south of England.

Ascot Mining
The Costa Rican gold miner has strengthened its board of directors by appointing Alex Panko as non-executive director. Panko has more than 25 years’ experience in financing and was previously a director of Coral Resources, Renaissance Structures and Eagle Gold Mines.

The international law firm has appointed Howard Barrie as a partner in its project and infrastructure team. Barrie joins from SNR Denton, where he was a partner.

Alexander Proudfoot
Paul Carvell has been appointed as head of business services at the operational improvement consultancy. Carvell, who was previously chief executive of Business Post Group, has more than 30 years’ experience in logistics, supply chain management and transport.

Barclays Corporate
Mark Lee has been appointed as head of manufacturing, transport and logistics at Barclays Corporate, reporting to Graham Buckland, head of London industry teams. Prior to Barclays, Lee worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The consultancy group has appointed Dan Roman, formerly of Ernst & Young, as a partner in its hedge funds tax practice.

Investor Relations Society
Richard Davies will retire as chairman at the society’s annual general meeting on 21 June, to be replaced by John Dawson, currently deputy chairman and director of investor relations at National Grid.