Compact GTL
The modular gas solution for oil and gas fields has appointed Simon Clark (pictured) as its first chief operating officer. Clark joins Compact GTL after spending the majority of his career at Centrica, where he developed large-scale energy infrastructure projects such as the North Sea oil and gas production business and the offshore windfarm operation. The company has also promoted Iain Baxter, who has worked at the firm for five years, to director of business development.

Evolution Securities
The investment bank has appointed Mike Bessell to the research team to focus on the property and housebuilding sector. Bessell joins from Standard Life Investments, where he was investment director on the larger companies team, responsible for covering the chemicals, real estate and housebuilding and construction sectors.

Novo Altum
Roy Barden has joined Novo Altum as shared services practice leader. Barden joins from The Hackett Group, where he was the global leader for global business services advisory practice, focusing on shared services and outsourcing advisory.

Carole Ferguson has been hired as a member of the research team at the stockbroker. Ferguson was previously director of UK equities at Société Generale Asset Management, managing the mining and oil and gas sectors.

Richard Brass is to join the management team of Berenberg’s UK private banking business. Brass, a former client director at Schroders Private Banking, will help expand the business alongside Ross Elder and Fred Hervey, who founded Berenberg’s private banking arm at the start of the year.

Towergate Insurance
Truett Tate, group executive director, wholesale at Lloyds Banking Group will join the board of Towergate Insurance as a non-executive director. Tate will also be appointed to the board of sister firm Cullem Capital Ventures, subject to FSA approval.

The banking software provider has appointed Guy Dubois as chief executive and as a member of the Temenos board of directors. Dubois, formerly chief executive of mobile firm MACH Group, succeeds Andreas Andreades, who becomes chairman.

Frank Cerveny, formerly managing director at Credit Suisse, has joined the investment bank as a managing director and co-head of the International Credit business.