Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles International, the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services, has appointed Chris Seabourne as a partner in the global life sciences practice. Seabourne has 15 years’ experience in executive search, specialising in leadership roles in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare sectors. He previously worked with two leading global headhunters as a member of the global life sciences practice.

Ashcourt Rowan
The wealth management group has hired James McMeehan Roberts as a non-executive director. Roberts formerly worked at Skandia Group, where he held a number of senior positions including finance director and group investment director. He also set up Skandia Investment Management, which he chaired from its inception.

Plus Markets Group
Plus Derivatives Exchange, a subsidiary of Plus Markets Group, has appointed VJ Angelo as a consultant. Angelo joins from Vantage Capital Markets, where he was head of interest rate derivatives.

DeepOcean Group
Bart H Heijermans has been appointed as chief executive of the subsea engineering group, effective from 1 February. Heijermans was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of Helix Energy Solutions Group, and has also held senior positions at Enterprise Products Partners, El Paso Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell.

The Financial Services Authority has appointed Lawrence Churchill as chairman of the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Churchill, who is the chairman of the National Employers Savings Trust, will take up the role from 1 April for three years, succeeding David Hall.

Troika Dialog
The CIS investment bank has hired Maxim Safonov as head of the fixed income, currencies and commodities division. Prior to joining Troika Dialog, Safonov was a portfolio manager at Finisterre Capital.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
BLP has hired Amy Lindemann, formerly at Norton Rose, as a senior associate in the law firm’s asset finance team.

The offshore legal business will open a boutique law firm in Luxembourg in early 2012, followed by a fiduciary business later in the year. The practice will be led by Francois Pfister, who joins from OPF Partners in Luxembourg. Daniel Richards, a group partner in Ogier’s Jersey office, will relocate to Luxembourg to work alongside Pfister.