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Cushman & Wakefield
The commercial real estate services firm has announced that James Meikle will transfer from its Europe, Middle East and Africa corporate occupier and investor services team to head up occupier representation. He will specialise in advising City and Canary Wharf occupiers. Meikle previously ran Cushman & Wakefield’s office leasing business in Milan.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Laurent Garzaniti has been appointed co-head of the law firm’s telecommunications, media and technology sector group. He will work alongside Cologne-based partner Norbert Nolte, and he replaces Ben Spiers, who recently assumed the position of co-head of London mergers and acquisitions. Garzaniti is a competition lawyer and has broad experience of EU and Belgian competition law.

3i Debt Management
Andrew Bellis has been appointed as managing director and partner at the debt management business. He will report to Jeremy Ghose, managing partner and chief executive of the firm. Bellis was most recently global head of new issue collateralised loan obligations at Credit Suisse, and he has also held a number of senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Post Office
Alasdair Marnoch has joined the board of the Post Office as a non-executive director. A chartered accountant, he will chair the board’s audit, risk and compliance sub-committee. Marnoch has wide experience as a finance director, and most recently served as chief financial officer of the Equiniti Group, a provider of administration and processing services.

Faster Payments Scheme
Craig Tillotson has been appointed as managing director of the payment services scheme. He has 25 years’ experience working as a board director and strategy consultant in the telecoms and technology industries, notably at Vodafone, T-Mobile and McKinsey. Tillotson joins from AT Kearney’s communications, media and technology practice.

Toronto-Dominion Bank
The Canadian banking group has appointed Lord Gus O’Donnell as a strategic adviser to Ed Clark, its chief executive. He will provide advice and counsel on economic, governmental, regulatory and strategic matters. O’Donnell was cabinet secretary and head of the civil service from 2005 to 2011, and has previously served as the UK’s executive director to the World Bank.

The Aim-listed iron ore and manganese development firm has appointed James Carter to its board. Carter is Ferrex’s chief financial officer and has 18 years’ commercial and financial experience in the resource industry. He was previously chief financial officer of Straits Asia Resources.