Innis & Gunn, the independent brewer, has recruited David Cockburn as chief financial officer and a member of the board. Before moving to Innis & Gunn, David spent 19 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and, latterly, Grant Thornton, where he was made a partner in 2006. Cockburn specialised in corporate finance and was involved in corporate transactions across sectors and countries including Australia, Spain, Greece, North America and South Africa, where he worked for three years.
The Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (Paamco) has promoted Lisa Fridman to partner. Fridman, who has been with the firm since 2004, will assume responsibility for managing Paamco’s London office in addition to her existing role as head of research for Paamco in Europe. Stephen Oxley, Paamco’s senior partner in Europe, has been appointed to a new global strategic management role.
Hakan Binbaşgil has been appointed as chief executive of Akbank, the second biggest listed bank in Turkey that is part-owned by Citigroup. Binbaşgil has been deputy chief executive of Akbank since May 2008.
The investment manager has appointed Colm D’Olier as deputy fund manager on the M&G global emerging markets fund and the M&G Asian fund. Both funds will continue to be co-managed by Michael Godfrey and Matthew Vaight. D’Olier has been supporting Godfrey and Vaight on the funds since he joined M&G in 2007 as an analyst on the global equities team.
Ropes & Gray
Iain Morpeth has joined the law firm’s London office as a partner in its private equity practice group. Morpeth moves to Ropes & Gray from Oppenheimer Investments; prior to that, he was a partner at Clifford Chance.
The boutique investment bank has appointed listed alternatives specialist Tom Skinner, previously senior research analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove, as head of research. Roy Kuo moves to lead a new product development team as part of an internal reshuffle at the bank, while Robert Peel joins Dexion’s corporate finance team from the investment trusts team at Winterflood Securities.
Aetna, the healthcare benefits company, has appointed Matthew Hunt as managing director, health services, of Aetna International. Hunt joins from McKesson Technology Solutions, where he was vice-president of international sales and marketing.