<strong>PZ Cussons</strong><br />The personal care firm has appointed Richard Harvey, the former chief executive of insurance giant Aviva, as its new chairman-elect.<br /><br />Harvey became group chief executive of Norwich Union in 1998 and took up his role at Aviva after the merger of Norwich Union with CGU, initiating the re-branding of the group under the Aviva name. He was also previously chair of the Association of British Insurers.<br /><br /><strong>Trafalgar Capital Management</strong><br />The hedge fund manager has appointed Josh Jacobson as a partner and senior portfolio manager, to work alongside chief executive Chris Aarons on the Trafalgar Trading Fund.<br /><br />Jacobson was previously a partner and portfolio manager at Cheyne Capital, where he managed a European long/short equity portfolio for the Cheyne Value Fund. He has also worked at JP Morgan and Salomon Brothers.<br /><br /><strong>KBC Peel Hunt</strong><br />The stockbroker has recruited James Steel and Vijay Barathan to its healthcare investment banking team as a director and associate respectively.<br /><br />Steel has worked at Piper Jaffray for the past eight years, where he helped to build a leading healthcare practice.<br />Barathan, a former trained medical doctor, also worked at Piper Jaffray after spending three years working in the NHS.<br /><br /><strong>Hill and Smith</strong><br />The road and rail infrastructure firm has appointed Bill Whiteley as its new chairman.<br /><br />Whiteley spent the majority of his career to date at international engineering group Rotork, where he was chief executive between 1996 and 2008. He is also currently a non-executive director at Spirax Sarco Engineering, Brammer and Renishaw.<br /><br /><strong>NB Real Estate</strong><br />The property group has hired Neil Connelly as a divisional director in its building consultancy team.<br /><br />Connelly joins from building consultancy HHY, a division of commercial property agent EA Shaw, where he was a partner. <br /><br />He has previously acted on behalf of a wide range of clients, including Aberdeen Property Investors, Great Portland Estates, Derwent London, Prestbury Holdings and Royal London Asset Management.<br /><br /><strong>Lewis Silkin</strong><br />The law firm has appointed Ellen Temperton as a partner in its employment and incentives department.<br /><br />Temperton joins from Baker and McKenzie in London, where she was a partner and a leader in the employment dispute resolution and discrimination practice. <br /><br />She is a specialist in employment tribunal and High Court litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on discrimination, executive departures, data protection and privacy issues.