Rockspring Property Investment Managers has appointed Hugh Bigham (pictured) as head of capital raising and client services for North America. Bigham joins from the Sydney office of Principle Advisory Services, where he supported real estate and private equity managers. In addition, Julianne Cho joins from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers as client services representative in Korea, and Maria Bergliden-French joins from Barclays Wealth as business development manager.

Royal London Asset Management has promoted two members of its property team. Stephanie Hacking has been promoted from assistant fund manager to fund manager, and Andrew Johnston has been promoted from asset manager to assistant fund manager.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has appointed Rachel McCarthy as a private banker in the London and South East team within the UK & Ireland Private Bank. She joins from Coutts & Co, where she managed a portfolio of professional clients.

Secret Escapes
The free members’ website, backed by Octopus Investments, has hired Alex Saint as chief executive. He moves from Dealchecker, where he was also CEO.

Oracle Coalfields
The Pakistan-focused coal developer UK has appointed Tony Philip as finance director and Brian Rostron as mining and contracts manager. Philip has handled major project financings with African and Middle Eastern companies while working at Shell Group, and Rostron previously worked at Miller Argent South Wales, HJ Banks Mining and the Scottish Coal Company.

The business advisory firm has appointed Carole Crossley as a director to lead its growth and markets team in the global employer services group, part of the firm’s tax practice. Crossley previously held senior HR roles at BP and Lloyds Banking Group; prior to that, she was a partner at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles and New York.

Argonaut Capital Partners
The European equity boutique founded in 2005 has appointed Greg Bennett to its investment team. Bennett has nine years’ fund management experience, starting as an analyst at Neptune Investment Management before joining Marlborough Fund Managers.

Towers Watson
Jeremy Hill has been hired as a director in Towers Watson’s International Consulting Group. He joins after eight years at Mercer, where he was a principal in the international team.