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May Gurney
May Gurney, the support services business, has appointed Mark Hazlewood group finance director. He joined May Gurney in November 2010 as group corporate development director and led the successful acquisition of both Turiff and TransLinc. He has also held interim responsibility as finance director of the group’s regulated services division. Hazlewood previously worked as a chartered accountant at Coopers and Lybrand, and has held senior positions at South Staffordshire Water, Homeserve Emergency Services, and Anglian Home Improvements.

Barratt Developments
One of the country’s leading housebuilders has appointed Richard Akers as non-executive director. Akers currently serves as executive director of Land Securities Group, which he joined in 1995. Previously he worked at AMEC Developments. Akers is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Reed Smith
The US law firm has appointed Chris Borg as partner in its London office. He joins Reed Smith’s growing energy and natural resources and financial industry group, as the company continues to add to its financial services and commodities trading services. Borg, a regulatory expert, previously worked in the financial markets and regulatory group at SNR Denton.

Macquarie, the global financial services group, has announced the appointment of Arun Assumail as head of its new commodity and investor products business. Assumail will join Macquarie in June 2012 after eleven years at Goldman Sachs, where he was head of the commodity investors sales team. Macquarie’s new division will offer bespoke beta and absolute return commodity index products to institutional clients.

New Bridge Street
David Tankel is returning to the UK’s leading executive remuneration specialists, a subsidiary of AON. Tankel was a partner at New Bridge Street Consultants from 1992 to 2008 but left in 2011 to lecture on the international directors’ programme at Insead in France. He will now focus on New Bridge Street’s FTSE 100 practice.