Baker & McKenzie
The law firm has appointed Marc Fèvre as a partner in its energy, mining and infrastructure (EMI) group. Fèvre joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and is an expert in energy and infrastructure project development and finance. He also brings recent experience of the Middle East, having worked in Abu Dhabi since early 2009. Fèvre becomes the seventh partner in the firm’s EMI group, bringing the total number of partners at Baker & McKenzie in London to 88.

The investment manager has strengthened its IFA sales team by hiring three new regional sales managers. Paul Cox, who will cover Birmingham, joins from Scottish Widows; Paul Ruscoe, who will cover Liverpool, joins from Carbon Footprint Investments; and Andrew Shirtcliff, who will cover London, recently ran his own company, Park Lodge Financial Consulting.

Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
Keith Underwood has been appointed as head of FX trading, North America at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets. Underwood joins the bank from FX Risk Advisors, where he was chief executive and head of risk.

Cheapflights Media
Alan Martin has taken over as interim chief financial officer of the media network, following the untimely death of chief financial officer Simon Bicket. Martin was most recently interim finance director for the global brands division of BBC Worldwide.

Council of Mortgage Lenders
Martijn Van der Heijden, head of lending at HSBC, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Van der Heijden, who replaces Colin Walsh of Lloyds Banking Group, has been deputy chair of the CML since January 2009.

National Milk Records
The PLUS-quoted milk services supplier has appointed Sandra Pope, the nominated representative of NMR’s largest shareholder Financial Media Holdings Limited, as a non-executive director. Pope’s other current directorships include Cardinal International and Premier Health Group.

Royal Bank of Scotland
Dan Haxby has been appointed as head of realisations in the strategic investment group at RBS, effective from 1 September. Haxby was previously head of financial sponsors coverage at JP Morgan.

Baring Asset Management
Faisal Ali has been hired as investment manager in Barings’ emerging markets debt team. Ali joins from Observatory Capital, where he was a portfolio manager in the emerging markets team.