Survitec Group
The manufacturer and distributor for the marine, defence and aerospace survival technology industries that was bought by private equity firm Warburg Pincus in 2010 has appointed Paul Lester CBE as chairman. Lester, the former chief executive of VT Group and group managing director of Balfour Beatty, is currently chairman of Greenergy and non-executive director of Invensys.

The HR consultancy has appointed Paul O’Connor as head of asset allocation for its investment management business in EMEA. O’Connor spent the last ten years as a proprietary trader and strategist for Credit Suisse in London.

MGM Advantage
The retirement income specialist has appointed David Gulland to the executive team and board as chief risk officer, effective from 26 September. Gulland will join from Reinsurance Group of America’s UK and Irish business, where he is managing director.

Novo Altum
Richard Gane, formerly global managing partner at PwC, has joined the advisory firm as performance improvement practice leader. The firm has also hired Andrew Davidson as enterprise performance management practice leader, joining from Kurt Salmon, where he was a managing partner in the finance and performance management practice.

Barclays Corporate
Jean-Pierre Darque has been hired as relationship director in the insurance team, covering Western Europe. He joins from Danske Markets, where he was head of institutional clients.

Brewin Dolphin
The fund manager has expanded its London charities team. Philip Young joins as a divisional director of investment management and Ruth Murphy fills the newly created post of head of charity business development.

Lester Aldridge
The law firm has appointed Edward Foster as a partner in the banking & finance division, based in the London office. Foster, who specialises in litigation, most recently spent ten years working in-house at Citigroup.