The banking software provider has appointed former SAP executive Dr Bernd-Michael Rumpf as global head of the company’s customer services group, reporting to chief executive Guy Dubois. Bernd-Michael previously spent 12 years at SAP, where his executive roles included head of field services and support. Prior to that, he was chief executive of SAP SI AG, before its integration into SAP, and strategic consultant and principal at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Miroma Group
Miroma has hired Richard Hirst, formerly UK senior marketing manager at McDonald’s, to lead commercial strategy for Miroma Ventures, the company’s newly created arm for its non-corporate barter interests. These include investment vehicle Miroma Capital and leisure turnaround consultancy Miroma Leisure.

Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
Howard Grubb has been appointed as head of e-FX algorithmic trading, based in London. Grubb joins from BNP Paribas, where he was head of research in electronic FX trading, and has also worked in electronic trading at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital.

M&G Investments
The investment manager has appointed James Tomlins as fund manager for its £77m European high yield bond fund and deputy fund manager for the £1.1bn high yield corporate bond fund. Before Tomlins joined M&G in June, he was deputy fund manager of the Cazenove strategic bond fund.

The Financial Services Authority has appointed Paul Stockton as non­executive director to the board of the financial services compensation scheme. Stockton is currently group finance director at Rathbone Brothers.

Richard Goodall has been appointed as managing director, global wealth services at the investment solutions outsourcing provider. Goodall was most recently sales and marketing director at Ascentric and a board director of Investment Funds Direct.

DLA Piper
The law firm has appointed intellectual property specialists Melinda Upton and Nicholas Tyacke to its partnership, moving from Blake Dawson and Clayton Utz respectively. Both will start in early 2012, based in the firm’s Sydney office.

British Standards Institution
Sir David Brown has been named as deputy chairman and chairman designate of BSI Group to succeed current group chairman Sir David John, who will retire on 30 March 2012. Sir David joined the board as non-executive director in May 2010.