<strong>Land Securities<br /></strong>The property group has appointed Robert Noel, 45, as managing director of its London portfolio, effective from next January.<br /><br />Noel, who will also join the group&rsquo;s board, has been property director at rival Great Portland Estates since 2002. <br /><br />He also currently holds positions as chairman of the Westminster Property Association and as a non-executive director of the New West End Company.<br /><strong>PricewaterhouseCoopers<br /></strong>The accountancy firm has promoted David Adair to the role of head of community affairs, responsible for managing the firm&rsquo;s links with community partners such as the Prince&rsquo;s Trust and the Education Enterprise Trust.<br /><br />Adair joined PwC in 2001, having previously worked for the National Association of Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) and established the Prince&rsquo;s Trust team programme in Southwark and Lambeth.<br /><br /><strong>Soci&eacute;t&eacute; G&eacute;n&eacute;rale<br /></strong>The bank has hired Christophe Hioco as chief operating officer in its corporate and investment banking (CIB) division.<br /><br />Based in Paris, Hioco will also be a member of the CIB restricted executive committee and of the group&rsquo;s general management committee.<br /><br />He started his career at JP Morgan, where he spent 28 years in a variety of roles, including as a chief operating officer for Asia and then Europe, before moving to McKinsey as a senior adviser.<br /><br /><strong>Oakley Capital<br /></strong>Julita Tonkich has joined the fund of hedge funds manager as an investment analyst, responsible for supporting the portfolio managers on the Oakley Absolute Return Fund.<br /><br />She joins from Millennium Global Investments, where she was involved in long/short and event-driven hedge fund research, and has also previously worked as an assistant fund manager at Margetts Fund Management.<br /><br /><strong>Barlow Lyde and Gilbert<br /></strong>The law firm has hired Mark Sellers and Vicky Nunn to its real estate team from rival Field Fisher Waterhouse, as a partner and an associate respectively.<br /><br />The pair specialise in public sector deals and regeneration projects, having had extensive experience of advising on property transactions designed to assist public sector bodies with re-organisations, the regeneration of sites and managing property portfolios.<br /><br /><strong>Bell Yard<br /></strong>The litigation public relations firm has taken on Louise Beeson, formerly global head of corporate communications at investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort.<br /><br />Prior to working at Dresdner, Beeson worked in professional services PR, holding positions at law firm White &amp; Case and accountancy giant Arthur Andersen.