The world’s largest online takeaway business has appointed John Hughes as chairman to replace Klaus Nyengaard, who continues as group chief executive. Hughes previously held senior positions at Thales Group, Lucent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. He is also chairman of Telecity Group and a non-executive Director of CSG Systems International. In addition, he is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and was awarded a CBE for services to international telecommunications in 2011.

Shepherd Construction
Mark Tant has joined the contractor as managing director of the south division, based in London. Tant joins after a 29-year career at Willmott Dixon, where he was most recently managing director for south London and the southern home counties.

Akin Gump
Harry Keegan has been promoted to the partnership of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, based in the law firm’s London office. Keegan is a member of the firm’s international corporate transactions practice, specialising in UK and cross-border corporate finance transactions, including capital markets transactions, M&A and private equity.

Healthcare Brands International
Barry Clare has joined the board of Healthcare Brands International as chairman, and Simon Pulsford joins as a non-executive director. Clare is the former chief executive of Boots Healthcare International and Betapharm, and Pulsford joins following his retirement from GSK Consumer Health, where he was chief strategy officer.

Aberdeen Asset Management
Sonja Tilly has been appointed as an analyst in the fund manager’s multi-manager team. Tilly joins from Broadstone Pensions & Investments, where she was responsible for fixed income manager research and selection.

Andy Chaytor has been appointed as an executive director, senior macro strategist in Nomura’s global macro strategy team. Chaytor joins from RBS, where he specialised in rates strategy, credit strategy and global macro.

Lombard Odier
The Swiss private bank has appointed Pranay Gupta as chief investment officer for Asia and global head of investment solutions. Gupta moves to the firm’s Hong Kong office from ING, where he was chief investment officer of the bank’s investment management division for Asia Pacific.

KPMG has strengthened its specialist defined contributions pensions advisory team by hiring Andy Seed, formerly of Deloitte, as a director.