Serial entrepreneur Sir Eric Peacock has joined the board of Premier Cru Fine Wine Investments, the fine wine investment adviser, as a non-executive chairman. Sir Eric is a non-executive director of UKTI and the chairman of Baydonhill Fx, Buckley Jewellery, Halo Furniture and Stage Technologies. Earlier in his business career, he was chairman of What If, executive chairman of Rotary Watches International and the founder and chief executive of children’s clothing brand Babygro.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Peter Klein has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as global head of FX prime brokerage, based in London. Klein will report to Peter Johnson, who joins the bank this morning as global head of futures and OTC clearing, based in Chicago. Klein was most recently global head of FX prime brokerage at JP Morgan, based in London.
The online ad performance business has hired Denise Colella, formerly customer relationship officer for AudienceScience, as chief revenue officer.
The Kent-based brewer and pub operator has appointed Mark Rider as finance and IT director. Rider, who moves from J Sainsbury where he is head of finance for food, will join in January 2012 to replace Ken Littlefair, who will retire in March 2012.
The Mapeley Group
The commercial landlord has appointed Ian Gladwinfield as an asset manager in the acquisition and disposals team, based in Glasgow. Gladwinfield was most recently senior portfolio asset manager at City Sites Estates.
The investment manager, which last month rebranded from Aegon Asset Management UK, has strengthened its property fund by hiring Mark Bunney, Matt Day and Tony Yu as specialist property fund managers. The new appointments move as a team from ING Real Estate Asset Management.
The luxury retailer has appointed Steve Sacks as senior vice president, customer insight. Sacks joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was director of customer strategy and insight. Prior to Lloyds, he spent 15 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as a partner in London and Washington DC.