Chaucer Syndicates
Mark Wood (pictured) has been appointed as chairman of Chaucer Syndicates, the specialist insurance group that underwrites risk at Lloyd’s of London. Wood, who replaces Bob Deutsch, was previously deputy chairman and chief executive of Paternoster UK, chief executive of Prudential’s UK and European insurance businesses, and UK chief executive of AXA. In addition, Christopher Stooke, the chairman of Miles Smith, has been appointed as chairman of the audit committee of Chaucer Syndicates.

Adrian Lee & Partners
The currency specialist has appointed Keith Zaccaria as senior portfolio manager, Rakesh Odedra as international economist and portfolio manager, and Maria Isaeva as portfolio manager. The three new hires join from State Street Global Advisors, Oxford Economics and APG Asset Management respectively.

Williams de Broë
The wealth manager has appointed Alisdair Hogg and Jacqueline Morton as business development executives in its Edinburgh office. Hogg joins from the Bank of Ireland Group in Dublin and Jacqueline Morton was previously employed by Skandia in Glasgow as an IFA business consultant.

Aon Hewitt
The HR consultancy has hired Meena Raza to lead its global benefits team in Dubai. She joins after eight years at the Dubai operations of Mercer Consulting and Marsh.

Kleinwort Benson
The private bank has appointed Danny Vogt as chief operating officer and John Boyce as chief technology officer. Vogt joins from RBS/ABN Amro, where he was head of change and portfolio development group operations, and Boyce previously worked at Barclays Global Investors, where he was a managing director and European head of IT.

The accountancy group has appointed Merryck Lowe as partner in the London-based forensic services team. Prior to joining BDO, Lowe was the founding managing director of Alvarez & Marsal’s European forensic services business.

Capgemini Consulting
Bill Cook has been appointed to lead Capgemini Consulting in the UK, overseeing a team of strategy and management consultants. Cook previously worked at Ernst & Young, where he was a partner.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has appointed Kevin Shone as a managing director in the ultra high net worth and family offices team, based in Manchester. Shone joins from Goldman Sachs private wealth management, where he was a managing director.