Andrew Hall will move to Barclays as a wealth adviser from Towry, where he worked from August 2010. Previously he worked with Bank of Scotland Investment Service, part of Lloyds Banking Group. Hall will be based in Glasgow Office, starting on the 25 July. He will be joined by Robin Clements, who joins the team as a wealth adviser, also from Towry, where he worked for five years.

The marine handling systems manufacturer has appointed Simon Nicholls to the board as a non-executive director, effective from 1 September. Nicholls is currently group finance director of the manufacturing group Senior, having previously been chief finance officer for Hanson’s North American operations.

The asset manager has appointed Gareth Isaac, formerly fund manager of the GLG Core Plus Sterling Bond fund, as a senior portfolio manager. Schroders has also appointed Nicholette MacDonald-Brown as a fund manager on the European Equities team. She joins after spending 11 years at Goldman Sachs as a senior investor for the European portfolio at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.

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John Paddick has been appointed as chief operating officer at the newly launched mutual organisation. Paddick’s career includes senior roles at NatWest, RBS and United Customer Management Solutions.

The boutique investment bank has launched a new corporate finance team, named the alternative financing group. The team will be led by Yves Soyfer and Alfonso de Leon, who join as managing directors, and Javier Andres, who joins as a director. All three move from Mizuho International’s strategic finance and solutions team.

Alan Parker CBE as been appointed as non-executive chairman of Mothercare, effective from 15 August, taking over from Ian Peacock who will be stepping down from the role after nine years as chairman.