RFC Group
John Harrison, who retired as a managing director of Numis Securities last month, has been named as chairman of Ambrian Partners, subject to completion of RFC’s acquisition of 100 per cent of Ambrian’s share capital. Harrison joined Numis in 1994 following a career at Lloyd’s of London. Since 2003, he has led the Numis corporate finance activities in the resources sectors, floating a number of UK and overseas companies in London.

Altana Wealth
The new investment management group founded by ex-Trafalgar Asset Managers founder Lee Robinson has appointed David Helm as global head of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Altana, Helm was the chief executive of hedge fund Sofaer Capital.

Scipion Capital
The African investment specialist has hired Jonathan Hargreaves as an analyst in its London office and Jean Cochard as an office manager in its Geneva office. Hargreaves joins from IHS Jane’s and Cochard most recently worked at Cosmorex SA Geneva.

Paul Tebbit has joined the fund manager’s UK real estate team as a director. Tebbit most recently worked as a director for Telereal Trillium, specialising in real estate and corporate investment opportunities, debt raising, valuation and transaction structuring.

Baker Tilly
David Griffin has joined Baker Tilly Restructuring & Recovery as a director in the special investigations department. Griffin was previously a director at Zolfo Cooper in the British Virgin Islands.

Stephenson Harwood
The law firm has appointed Fraser Sparks as a partner in the pension team. Sparks joins from Squire Sanders & Dempsey, where he has been a partner since 2008.

The investment manager has appointed Dominick Peasley as head of European third party distribution to establish key relationships with retail and wholesale distributors. Peasley joins from Goldman Sachs asset management, where he was an executive director, heading UK third-party distribution.

Mytrah Energy
The wind power developer has appointed Russell Walls and Peter Neville as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect. Walls is currently independent non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Aviva, and Neville is currently chairman of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) and non-executive director of Kleinwort Benson Channel Island Holdings.