The leisure group has appointed Susan Hooper and Susan Taylor Martin (pictured) as non-executive directors. Hooper, who will join the Whitbread board on 1 September, is chief executive of Acromas Travel, where she manages the Saga, AA and Titan Hi Tours businesses. Taylor Martin, whose appointment is effective from 1 January 2012, is president, media at Thomson Reuters and the former president of the media group’s global investment focus accounts division.

Ernst & Young
The professional services firm has appointed Liz Bingham, formerly head of Ernst & Young’s restructuring practice, as managing partner for its People team. Ernst & Young has also appointed Shaun Crawford to lead its Global Insurance practice, based in London and New York. Until recently, Crawford led the firm’s UK Insurance sector and the Insurance Advisory practice across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.

Alpha Real Capital
Nick Friedlos, most recently chief executive of Mapeley Limited, has joined the fund manager as a partner.

Sacker & Partners
The pensions law firm has promoted Caroline Legg to associate director and Ian D’Costa to associate. Legg, who joined Sackers in 2004, has particular expertise in disputes involving the Pension Protection Fund, and D’Costa, who has worked at Sackers since 2007, specialises in private and public sector pension schemes.

Falcon Group
The corporate finance boutique has appointed Stephen Potts as its head of legal. Potts joins from Lloyds TSB, where he was a senior executive in the corporate markets legal team.

Intercontinental Hotels
The hotels group has appointed Tracy Robbins, executive vice president of global human resources and group operations support, to the board as an executive director. Robbins joined Intercontinental as an executive committee member in December 2005, before taking responsibility for group operations support in 2010.

The asset financier has hired Ian Isaac as managing director of Lombard Business & Commercial. Isaac returns to the business from The Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked in the commercial banking division.

F&C Investments
The asset management group has hired Tracy Fennell as group head of marketing. Fennell will join F&C Investments in the autumn from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where she is head of marketing.