The insurance broker and risk adviser has appointed David Batchelor as head of its international division, comprising all operations outside North America. Batchelor, who will relocate to New York from London early next year, will remain chief executive of Marsh’s EMEA region throughout 2011. Batchelor began his career in 1976 at Bowring, which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies in 1980. He took up his most recent role as chief executive of Marsh’s EMEA region in April 2008.

The technology services provider has appointed Geoff Unwin, the former chairman of United Business Media and executive chairman of Hoskyns, as chairman. He will join the board on 1 December, initially as a non-executive director, before replacing Nigel Rich as chairman on 1 January 2012 after Rich stands down on 31 December. Unwin is currently chairman of Taptu, RD Card Holdings, OpenCloud and Halma.

The parent company of the Walkabout bar chain has appointed David Myers as its new chairman, succeeding Stephen Lambert. Myers, the former chief executive of Avebury Taverns, will retain his current positions as non-executive chairman of Premium Bars & Restaurants and La Tasca.

Carmignac Gestion
The fund manager has hired Mark Dunn, previously head of strategic business development at LV Asset Management, as sales director.

The European-focused private equity investor has appointed Andrew Land as a senior member of its services sector team and a director of the firm. Land was formerly a managing director with Och-Ziff Capital Management.

Sun European Partners
Sun Capital Partners has made three senior hires to its European arm: Jerome Nomme joins from Ernst & Young as a principal on the transaction team, Tim Stubbs joins from the Sapa Group as a managing director on the operations team, and David Finnigan relocates from the Florida office to become a managing director on the operations team.

The law firm has appointed senior Hogan Lovells M&A partner Richard Lewis as a partner in its London M&A practice. Lewis, who has been a partner since 2001, specialises in M&A and corporate finance deals.

Saffron Building Society
Jon Hall has been confirmed as Saffron’s chief executive. Hall, who was previously finance director, replaces Andy Golding, who resigned earlier this month.