Coutts & Co
The private bank has appointed Maggie Bradley as a client partner for its Oxford office, focusing on the local entrepreneur, professional and executive markets.

Bradley joins from Coutts’ head office in London, where she has worked for the past five years, latterly as a business partner for international clients.

Prior to that, she was a private banking area manager at Lloyds TSB.

Sam Mettrick has joined the sales team at the fund management group as head of strategic alliances, based in London.

Mettrick, who joins from Henderson New Star, has some 20 years of experience in investment management. His new role will involve developing business with Artemis’ third party partners, including key national and network intermediaries, life companies and supermarkets.

Booz & Company
The management consulting firm has appointed Michael Knott as a partner in the telecoms, media and technology team in its London office.

Knott has over 15 years of experience in the TMT markets, having previously held positions as a manager at British Telecom and head of communications, media and technology strategy in Europe for a major rival consultancy.

Hermes Fund Managers
The fund management group has hired Fred Cleary to join its fixed income team as director of government bonds.

Cleary joins the firm from UBS, where he built a successful trading and research operation for US inflation-linked markets, both in London and New York. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Barclays Capital and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.

“Hermes invests £7.3bn in sterling and global government and inflation-linked bonds on behalf of its clients and we believe this appointment will strengthen our offering in this area,” said the firm’s head of investment Saker Nusseibeh.

The consulting and outsourcing firm has hired Gary Simmons as a client manager and principal, responsible for developing its human capital and government sector business.

Simmons formerly worked as a partner at accountancy company PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on strategic human resource issues for clients in the public and private sectors in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

He has also held positions at Hewitt and Watson Wyatt.

Vertu Motors
The car retailer has appointed Michael Sherwin as finance director, effective from 25 February.

Sherwin, 50, previously spent a decade as finance director of consumer goods firm Games Workshop Group, where he led a successful restructuring programme and developed the finance function.