<strong>Berrymans Lace Mawer<br /></strong>The law firm has hired Chris Fitton to its professional indemnity team as a partner.<br />Fitton joins from rival Pinsent Masons, where he was also a partner and headed up its Birmingham insurance team. He specialises in resolving professional negligence claims against solicitors and financial intermediaries, with clients including Lloyd&rsquo;s underwriters, composite insurers, IFAs and life offices.<br /><strong>State Street <br /></strong>The financial services group has appointed Linda Morsia as head of trustee customer management for its trustees business.<br />Morsia joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she was head of sales and business development for the bank&rsquo;s trustee and depository services.<br />She has over twenty years of experience in the sector and, in her new role, will be responsible for managing State Street&rsquo;s UK trustee relationships.<br /><br /><strong>Colliers<br /></strong>The real estate firm has appointed Geoffrey Bledin as an independent non-executive director.<br />Bledin, 56, is a chartered accountant and originally trained with Arthur Andersen. He worked as president and chief executive of the Equitable Trust Company from 1990 to 2007 and is currently also a director at the Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Fund.<br /><br /><strong>SAB Miller<br /></strong>The pub group has appointed Mike Short, previously chief executive and managing director of its Czech subsidiary Plze&328;sk&yacute; Prazdroj, to the newly-created role of senior vice president for industry affairs. Prior to that, Short was managing director of the group&rsquo;s Hungarian subsidiary, Dreher Breweries, and spent six years on the board of SAB in South Africa.<br />In his new role, he will steer the development of the group&rsquo;s policies on alcohol self-regulation, industry accountability and the impact of legislation.<br /><br /><strong>One Alfred Place<br /></strong>The private business club has appointed Sharon Brittan, one of its founder investors, as its new chief executive after Rob Shreeve decided to step down to pursue new business interests.<br />Brittan has been involved with the club since its inception and has a raft of experience in the sector, having also formerly created the Britannia Row business portfolio with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who is also an investor in One Alfred Place.<br /><br /><strong>Henderson Morley<br /></strong>Professor Anant Sharma has been appointed to the scientific advisory board at the Aim-quoted biotech firm.<br />Sharma has published over 40 works in the field of eye surgery and disease, and is an ophthalmic surgeon at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in Bedford.