Little Chef
The roadside chain has appointed Graham Sims as its new chairman. Sims is currently chief executive of Qunatilis, a non-executive board member at the UK Border Agency, and chairman of Kensington Consultancy Group. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years at BP, rising from operations manager for Portugal to UK retail managing director, followed by three years at leisure group Compass as managing director of its UK & Ireland business.

Hamilton Lane
The private equity investment and advisory firm has appointed managing director Andrea Kramer to the board of the Private Equity Women Investor Network. Kramer also becomes the body’s finance chair for 2011 to 2012.

Russell Investments
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 leadership roles at BP and Lloyds Banking Group.

Cushman & Wakefield
The property consultant has appointed real estate finance specialist Michael Lindsay as a partner and head of its EMEA corporate finance team. Lindsay previously held roles including partner and UK head of corporate finance at KPMG and director in Citigroup’s real estate investment banking team.

Gay Huey Evans has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the corporate responsibility committee, effective from 20 October. Evans is currently vice-chairman and non-executive director of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group. She was formerly vice chairman of investment banking and investment management at Barclays Capital.

The private bank has appointed Michael Bulloch as head of regulatory affairs and compliance. Bulloch joins Coutts from HSBC Private Bank, where he was most recently global head of compliance.