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The Society of Pensions Consultants has announced that Roger Mattingly has been elected society president, with effect from 1 June. He succeeds Kevin LeGrand, head of technical services at Buck Consultants. Mattingly is a board director at JLT Benefit Solutions and has sat on the SPC council for the past thirteen years.

Lee Manning has been made president of R3, the insolvency trade body. He succeeds Frances Coulson, who will remain on R3’s council. Manning is currently a partner in restructuring services at Deloitte, where he has been involved in the administrations of several football clubs, including Millwall, Bradford City and Swindon Town. He joined Deloitte in 2004 after spending over twelve years with Kroll, the corporate investigations firm and risk consultancy firm.

Norton Rose
The law firm has appointed David Shearer as a partner in its London structured finance and capital markets practice. Shearer joins from Allen & Overy, where he has been a partner in its structured finance group for the past nine years. He qualified as a lawyer in New Zealand in 1993 and in England and Wales in 1999.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
Janet Turner QC has been hired into the charities group of BLP’s private client practice. Turner is a lawyer with more than twenty five years’ experience and joins from Taylor Vinters, where she was head of the not for profit group. She also previously spent eight years as in-house counsel for WRVS, the national volunteering charity. She is also non-executive director of N&P, the building society.

The commercial real estate services firm has appointed Chris Vydra as executive director. He will work in the company’s city leasing team, and will work closely with Dan Roberts and Mark Slim. Vydra was previously with CBRE until 2005, when he joined Knight Frank as a partner.

The car rental company has promoted Justin Shaw to the position of fleet director. Shaw has twenty five years’ experience in the industry. He joined Europcar in 2002, in operations, and became fleet operations director in 2011.

YFM Equity Partners
Andrew Marchant has joined the private equity firm in the new position of non-executive chairman. He has spent three decades working in the industry, starting at Prudential and subsequently becoming director and co-owner of Cinven. He is currently chairman of Unigestion UK.