<strong>Dairy Crest</strong><br />Diary Crest announced that Anthony Fry (pictured), who was appointed to the board in July 2007, took on the role of deputy chairman yesterday. He will take over from Simon Oliver as chairman on 1 January 2010 when Simon will retire from the Board. Simon will take on the position of honourary group president. In addition, Andrew Carr-Locke will be appointed to the Board as non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee on 1 August.<br /><br /><strong>Mercer</strong><br />Mercer, the provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services, has appointed Phiroze Bilimoria as a senior client relationship manager in its UK outsourcing business. Based in London, he will be project leader for Mercer's absence management system, Healthconnect, and will be responsible for managing relationships with a range of benefits administration clients. He joins Mercer from Red Letter Days where he was a corporate client manager.<br /><br /><strong>Neptune Investment</strong><br />Neptune Investment Management has announced the appointment of Andrew Taylor as Intermediary sales manager with responsibility for Northern England and Scotland. Taylor will report to head of Intermediary sales, Adam Hughes, and will have responsibility for developing interest in Neptune’s growing fund range amongst intermediaries, including discretionary buyers. Taylor joins Neptune following 8 years with Credit Suisse.