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Tim Wilkinson has been appointed president of Sciens Fund of Funds Management Holdings, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group. Prior to joining the firm he was managing director at Russell Investments, and spent 15 years with Citigroup, latterly as global head of transition management. Wilkinson started his career at SG Warburg Securities.

Banque Havilland
The family-owned bank has announced the appointment of Nicholas Parker as chief executive of private banking. He joins from Citi Private Bank, where he was managing director. Parker started his banking career at NatWest, and has held senior roles at Coutts, Merrill Lynch and Barclays.

Luisa Affuso has been appointed as a director in the business services firm’s economics team. She previously specialised in competition economics at RBB Economics, the expert advice company, and has held academic positions at both the University of Cambridge and the London Business School.

Costain Group
The engineering and construction group has appointed Mark Rogerson to its board as chief development officer. He joins from Serco, where he was involved in the service company’s brand development efforts. Rogerson joined Serco in 2004, where he served successively as managing director of its defence operations and civil aviation business and its head of operational efficiency.

Paul Stoddart has been appointed managing director of strategy and business development at the international payment specialists. He joins from Barclays Bank, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and asset disposals for Barclaycard. Stoddart has also held senior positions at RBS WorldPay.

London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
Ruth Crowell has been promoted to the position of deputy chief executive at the gold and silver market trade association. She has worked at the LBMA for six years, most recently as its commercial director. Crowell previously held positions at White & Case and Norton Rose, and acted as a monitor at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.

Lawrence Graham
Brett Israel has been hired as partner and head of restructuring and insolvency by the private capital law firm. He joins from Bird & Bird, where he was the UK-based head of its international corporate restructuring group.