The accountancy giant has appointed Michelle Quest as its new head of people in the UK, having spent the past 13 years of her career at the firm.

Quest joined KPMG from Robson Rhodes in 1997 and became an M&A tax partner in the tax and people services practice in 2003.

She takes over the UK role from Rachel Campbell, who was recently promoted to the position of global head of people.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth management arm of Barclays has appointed Henry Fischel-Bock as head of its EMEA international private banking team in London.

The move comes after Barclays last week said it would pump £350m of new investment into the division, aiming to double the number of private bankers it employs.

Fischel-Bock joins from client advisory firm International Planning Group in Miami, where he was a senior vice president. He has also previously worked at Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan and Dresdner Private Bank.

The asset management firm has relocated its head of Asian distribution, William Lowndes, to Hong Kong and hired Jon Allen as deputy head of Asian distribution in Singapore, as part of an expansionary push in the Far East.

Lowndes moves from London and will be responsible for growing the firm’s strategic partnership with distributors including Standard Chartered Bank and Tokio Marine.

Allen spent the past two years as chief executive of Asian distressed debt businesses Carnelian Capital and Obverse Capital. Prior to that, he was chief executive of the Asia Pacific region at Prupim.

Jones Lang LaSalle
The property adviser has hired Graham Priddle as an associate director.

Priddle joins from the housing association Southern Housing Group, where he spent six years working on a range of projects, including acquiring and overseeing the building of 300 units at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

United Business Media
The information group has appointed Greg Lock as a new non-executive director.

Lock is currently chairman of IT services business Computacenter and business process automation group Kofax.

Smith & Williamson
The investment management group has poached Philip Lawlor from Nomura as a new investment strategist.

Lawlor spent the past six years at Nomura as their chief portfolio strategist, and also previously worked as head of international equities at Royal London Asset Managers.