<strong>St Modwen Properties</strong><br />The property group has appointed Katherine Innes Ker, pictured, and Lesley James as non-executive directors.<br /><br />Innes Ker currently holds non-executive directorships at Taylor Wimpey and Tribal Group, while James, who also becomes chair of the remuneration committee, was formerly group human resources director at Tesco and a non-executive at retailers Liberty International and Selfridges.<br /><br /><strong>Armajaro </strong><br />The financial services and commodities group has appointed four senior staff from JPMorgan to join its newly-established Armajaro Derivatives subsidiary.<br /><br />Adrian Brickell, Henry Morriss, James Nuttall and Anil Dharan are moving over from the investment bank&rsquo;s commodities group. <br /><br />Brickell, who was previously global head of agricultural commodities at JPMorgan, and Morriss will both join the board of the new firm.<br /><br /><strong>Citigroup</strong><br />The bank has appointed Jing Zhao and Simon Yoo as co-heads of its financial institutions group (FIG) in the Asia Pacific region. <br /><br />Zhao is currently chairman of China investment banking at the firm, a role which she will continue to hold despite her broadened responsibilities, while Yoo is head of financial entrepreneurs group in Japan.<br /><br />In addition, Ashish Bajaj joins the FIG team as head of financial institutions relationship management.<br /><br /><strong>European Directories</strong><br />The internet search firm has hired Ben Legg, formerly the chief operating officer for Europe at web giant Google, as its new chief operating officer.<br /><br />Prior to joining Google, Legg was vice president of sales for Coca-Cola&rsquo;s operations in India and commercial director for the drinks group in Poland.<br /><br /><strong>Winckworth Sherwood</strong><br />Carol Ellinas is joining the law firm as a partner in its private client division, effective immediately.<br /><br />Ellinas advises on all areas of family and matrimonial law, with particular expertise acting for professionals in the banking and media sectors and in legal disputes involving family-owned businesses. <br /><br />She joins from solicitors Bross Bennet, where she was also a partner.<br /><br /><strong>Essenden</strong><br />The leisure group has appointed Richard Darwin as its new finance director designate, effective from the beginning of next year.<br /><br />Darwin, who replaces current finance director Simon Prew, who is leaving at the beginning of next year, has held senior finance roles at a number of public and private companies including accountants Coopers and Lybrand, drinks group Diageo and film production firm Paramount Holdings.<br />