Northgate Information Solutions
The outsourcing group has appointed Adel Al-Saleh as chief executive to replace Chris Stone, who is leaving the firm. Al-Saleh previously spent five years at IMS Health, a technology-based analytics and services company for the healthcare industry, where his roles included president of EMEA and senior vice president of global pharma solutions. Prior to joining IMS Health in 2007, he spent 19 years at IBM, working his way up to vice president, EMEA sales and services personal systems group.

Aberdeen Asset Management
The fund manager has appointed Mark Parry as a senior investment manager in its multi-asset team to help manage the team’s range of pooled funds, including the new Aberdeen Diversified Growth Fund. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Mark was managing director and head of fixed income at Close Asset Management.

Orange Business Services
Sébastien Jaouen has been appointed as head of global sales for the trading community services business at TCSnet, the Orange Business Services electronic trading network. Prior to joining the company three years ago, Jaouen was managing director, Benelux for GL Trade, part of the SunGard Group.

The peer-to-peer finance website has appointed Hugh Garmoyle and Mark Davies as non-executive directors. Garmoyle was formerly managing director and head of UK & European sales at JP Morgan Cazenove, and Davies was part of the founding management team at Betfair.

Wilkins Kennedy
Ian Ross has been appointed as a director in the accountancy firm’s Reading office. He moves from RSM Tenon, where he was office managing director.

The law firm has appointed ex-Norton Rose corporate partner Virginie Deslandres to lead the China practice in the Paris office. Deslandres, who has been working in China for over 25 years, specialises in advising French and European companies across Asia.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change has appointed Donald MacDonald as chairman. MacDonald is a trustee director of the BT pensions scheme and a former chairman of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Yule Catto & Co
Dominique Fournier will join the board of the chemical manufacturer as an independent non-executive director on 1 January 2012. Fournier will retire from his current role as CEO of Infineum International at the end of 2011.