Marriott Harrison
The City law firm has appointed Jill Andrew and Bob Cordran, pictured, as partners in its employment team.

Andrew joins from Dawsons and was also previously a senior partner at employment boutique Archon. Cordran formerly worked at Thomas Eggar, Simmons & Simmons and Olswang, and has particular expertise in advising on issues related to corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.

Renaissance Group
The Russian investment bank has appointed Nick Andrews as global head of equities, Ashar Qureshi as executive vice chairman, Mark Harris as global head of compliance and Michael Schulz as global head of risk.

Andrews joins from JP Morgan in Hong Kong, where he has been head of Asia Pacific and emerging markets equities since 2005. Qureshi has been a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton since 1999, while Harris was previously head of compliance for Europe and the Middle East at Lehman Brothers and Schulz ran the risk function at Hong Kong hedge fund CQS.

Atlantis Resources
Energy doyen James Forbes, a former chief executive of Scottish & Southern Energy and chairman of Thames Waters, has joined the tidal current turbine developer as a director.
Forbes also becomes chairman of Atlantis’ UK-based marine power technology and project origination arm.

He was previously responsible for the £5bn merger of Scottish Hydro and Southern Electric in 1998, creating Scottish & Southern, which he ran until 2002. He also formerly held a non-executive board position at Firstgroup.

Chaucer Insurance
The insurer has hired Ken Hutchinson as its new head of e-commerce.

Hutchinson, who will develop electronic trading strategies for the group’s personal and commercial businesses, joins from Groupama.

The digital TV technology group has promoted Andrew Ward to general manager for Pace Networks and Shane McCarthy as vice president of sales.

Ward has spent many years of his career at the group and will now be tasked with increasing revenues from clients such as Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. McCarthy has been an account director for the group for the past three years.

United Business Media
The business media group has appointed Philip Chapnick, currently chief executive of UBM Think Services, as group chief representative for UBM in China.

Chapnick was previously responsible for fostering government support for the group’s game developer events in China, and will build upon that experience by developing broader relationships with national authorities in the country when he relocates to Beijing later in the year.