Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance
Andrew Gaunt has been promoted to associate director of Lloyds TSB commercial finance’s business development team in the North East and Yorkshire. Gaunt moves from the lender’s large and major corporates team in the region, where he has spent the last five years as client manager, looking after a combined review limit of £150m. In his new role, Gaunt will be responsible for bringing in new business with turnover of between £5m and £25m.

David McKenzie and Karina Challons have been appointed as managing directors of HSBC Private Bank. McKenzie, who is also promoted to head of credit advisory, first joined HSBC Private Bank from NatWest in September 2001. Challons has spent the last two years leading the bank’s tax and financial planning team.

Cushman & Wakefield
The property consultant has confirmed Dean Maszlin as partner in its London asset management team, effective from 18 April. Maszlin joins the company from CB Richard Ellis, where most recently he worked on Draper’s Gardens for Exemplar and Canary Wharf Group.

Trilantic Capital Partners
The transatlantic private equity firm has appointed Michel Léonard as operating partner. Léonard will advise Trilantic Capital Partners on investments in the food and consumer goods sectors to support Trilantic’s portfolio companies throughout Europe.

Jato Dynamics
Andy Rothery has been promoted to chief executive, following two years spent as chief operating officer. Rothery will broaden the company’s product portfolio, focusing on emerging markets such as Brazil and China.

White & Case
Elena Millerman has been made a partner to strengthen the law firm’s presence in the power and infrastructure markets. Millerman moves from Debevoise & Plimpton, bringing more than 10 years’ experience in project finance in North and South America.

The Investment Climate Facility (ICF) for Africa has appointed Neville Isdell, the former chief executive and chairman of the board of directors for The Coca-Cola Company, as co-chair. Isdell, who has sat on the ICF’s board of trustees since 2009, replaces Niall FitzGerald, deputy chairman of Thomson Reuters, who is stepping down as co-chair to pursue other interests.