<strong>Augusta & Co</strong><br />The independent merchant banking group has appointed Rachael Luxton to strengthen its debt advisory and restructuring capabilities.<br /><br />Luxton joins as a director from the international corporate finance team at Citigroup. She is a specialist in restructuring and managing distressed debt situations, having previously advised firms including MyTravel, Fiat, Yukos and Alstom.<br /><br /><strong>Mercer </strong><br />Jerry Neudegg has joined the consulting firm as a principal and head of operational accounting in its outsourcing business. <br /><br />He joins from State Street, where he was head of pension fund accounting and, more recently, a custody and accounting product specialist.<br /><br />He has also previously been director of fund accounting at Schroders Investment Management and head of fund accounting at JP Morgan Asset Manager Solutions and Old Mutual.<br /><br /><strong>Inchcape</strong><br />The car retailer has appointed Alison Cooper and Nigel Northridge as non-executive directors, effective from the beginning of July.<br /><br />Cooper is currently a board member and chief operating officer at Imperial Tobacco, where she has worked for the past ten years. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.<br /><br />Northridge is currently chairman of betting company Paddy Power, a senior independent director of Aggreko and a non-executive director at Thomas Cook. He was formerly chief executive of Gallaher Group.<br /><br /><strong>Reech CBRE</strong><br />The alternative investment joint venture, owned by CB Richard Ellis and Reech AiM, has hired Martin Allen as a real estate analyst.<br /><br />Allen joins from Morgan Stanley, where he led the real estate equity analysis team.<br /><br /><strong>Randall and Quilter</strong><br />The Aim-listed run-off management service provider has appointed Paul Corver, a director of its wholly-owned subsidiary KMS, as managing director of its captive management services division.<br /><br />The appointment comes as a result of the firm’s recent acquisition of Woolworths Insurance Guernsey, the Woolworths Group’s captive insurance division, from administrator Deloitte.<br /><br /><strong>Practicus</strong><br />The interim management firm has appointed Claudia Palma as general manager and Nick Broughton as senior consultant in its City office.<br /><br />Palma recently moved to London from Australia and specialises in recruitment for the investment banking and hedge funds sector. <br /><br />Broughton is also a financial services sector specialist.