CITY MOVES Who's switching jobs

<strong>Matrix Corporate Capital</strong><br />The broking and corporate advisory firm has appointed Oliver Hoare as head of pan-European large cap equity sales.<br /><br />Hoare, who will begin with full coverage of the UK market and then roll out his team&rsquo;s service to continental Europe, brings over 20 years of experience to the role. <br /><br />He was most recently at Collins Stewart and previously worked at Commerzbank, where he ran pan-European equity sales.<br /><br /><strong>Alexander Mann</strong><br />The recruitment giant has appointed Michael O&rsquo;Higgins as chairman of the board.<br /><br />O&rsquo;Higgins, 55, is a former managing partner of PA Consulting and partner at Price Waterhouse Consulting. He has been chairman of the Audit Commission since October 2006 and is a non-executive director of HM Treasury and chair of the Treasury Group Audit Committee. He has also been chairman of the board of trustees for Centrepoint since 2004.<br /><br /><strong>Hewitt Associates</strong><br />The HR consultancy has hired Chris DeMarco to its UK investment consulting team. <br /><br />DeMarco, who joins as a senior investment consultant, was most recently a managing director and head of insurance and pension solution sales at HSBC, leading a team responsible for structuring and executing a variety of transactions for insurance, reinsurance and pension clients. <br /><br />Prior to that,&nbsp; he held various positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, including as head of ALM structuring.<br /><br /><strong>Ambrian Capital</strong><br />Richard Chase has joined the natural resources investment banking group as managing director of Ambrian Partners, its corporate finance and equities subsidiary. <br /><br />A former geologist, Chase joined the firm in 2003 as head of research, becoming a director in 2006 and chief operating officer in 2007.<br /><br />Ambrian Capital chief executive Tom Gaffney also becomes chairman of Ambrian Partners, while Lawrence Banks becomes a non-executive director.<br /><br /><strong>Impax</strong><br />The environmental sector-focused investment management group has appointed John McDonald as head of sales and marketing.<br /><br />McDonald was previously head of alternative sales and marketing at New Star Asset Management, which he joined in 2004. <br /><br /><strong>Pixel Interactive Media</strong><br />The online advertising sales network has appointed David Rae as a non-executive director.<br /><br />Rae, who worked with the firm&rsquo;s directors on its Aim IPO in 2006, previously held positions at Robert W. Baird and Dawnay Day Corporate Finance.<br /><br />