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Norton Rose
The law firm has announced two new partner hires. Maartje Govaert (pictured) joins as an employment partner from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Herman Wamelink joins as a banking partner from Allen & Overy. Govaert has 13 years experience practising employment law in London, New York and Amsterdam, and Wamelink has broad experience advising financial institutions on acquisition transactions.

Brookfield Investment Management
The investment management firm has announced that Mark Northway is joining as managing director. Northway has over 20 years experience in the industry, and most recently was global head of credit capital markets at Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Man Group
Ravi Chari has been appointed co-head of foreign exchange at AHL, Man’s systematic managed futures manager. Chari joins from Ikos Asset Management, where he headed its futures and FX funds. He was previously portfolio manager at Millenium Partners, and has worked for DKR Capital.

Guy Shepherd has been recruited to lead PwC’s actuarial systems and modelling services. Shepherd joins after 17 years at Prudential, where he was most recently head of actuarial and business intelligence systems and responsible for implementation of its IT programme underpinning Solvency II.

Bullabulling Gold
Peter Mansell has joined the mining exploration firm as non-executive chairman. He was over 35 years experience in corporate law and has served as director of West Australian Newspapers and Zinifex.

Law Society
The professional body for solicitors has elected Andrew Caplen to the post of deputy vice president, effective July 2012. Caplen has been a council member since 2000 and is due to become president of the society in 2014.

The technology firm has announced the appointment of Mike Lanphear as vice president of global sales. Lanphear has held executive roles at Verizon/GTE and Openwave, and most recently was director of global business for Zvelo.

Smith & Nephew
Baroness Virginia Bottomley, the former MP, has been appointed non-executive director of the medical technology firm Smith & Nephew. She is also non-executive director of Bupa and a trustee of The Economist.