Hamish Thomson has been appointed as general manager for the confectioner’s UK business, replacing Ian Burton, who has been promoted to run Wrigley’s European operations. Thomson, who currently leads Wrigley’s Pacific region, will relocate from Australia to London to take up the role in October. Prior to joining Wrigley in 2005, Thompson spent eight years in marketing roles at Reebok and held the role of marketing director for Mars Petcare.

Allen & Overy
The law firm has relocated London banking partner Ian Powell to Hong Kong. Since becoming a partner in 2000, Powell has worked in the firm’s Frankfurt and Amsterdam office, specialising in leveraged finance and real estate finance.

The outsourcing firm’s share registration division has appointed Priti Patel to the newly created role of head of venture capital trust operations. Patel joins from the Allenbridge Group, where she was a tax shelter investment consultant.

Dalton Strategic Partnership
The investment specialist has appointed Nick Horton as a partner to lead its institutional business. Horton moves from Lazard Asset Management, where he was senior vice president.

Paul Cleal has been appointed as PwC’s government and public sector leader, replacing Jon Sibson, who is leaving PwC to become dean of the Business School at the University of Greenwich. Cleal has worked in PwC’s corporate finance practice since 1996 and became partner in 2001.

JP Morgan Asset Management
Currency specialist Nima Tayebi, most recently a portfolio manager at Polar Capital Partners, has joined the investment company’s emerging market debt and currency team.

Pictet Asset Management
Mathias Leijon has been hired as senior investment manager in the European equities team, based in Zurich. Leijon joins from Chevreaux, where he covered the Nordic region.

Troika Dialog
The CIS investment house has appointed Todd Berman as managing director, co-head of investment banking. Berman was most recently global co-head of media and telecoms and EMEA head of media, telecoms and technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.