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Sue Gold has joined the law firm as a partner in its privacy and data protection team. She joins from the Walt Disney Corporation, where she was principal counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Gold has over 15 years’ experience in data protection and previously worked for five years at UBS.

Wendy Mayall has been appointed chief investment officer of the insurance, investment and retirement group. She will report to Philip Moore, group finance director. Mayall spent 17 years at Unilever, and most recently she served as a strategic adviser for Stamford Associates, the research firm, which she jointly founded in 1987.

The London Stock Exchange Group has announced that David Nowell has joined its UnaVista division as head of industry relations and regulatory compliance. He has over 20 years’ financial services experience, and previously worked for the FSA as a technical specialist within its transaction monitoring unit. Nowell will focus on developing UnaVista’s operational risk advisory expertise.

Sirius Minerals
Alan Watling has been appointed managing director of York Potash, the potash development group’s North Yorkshire project. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in mining, and previously worked as chief executive of Africa Minerals. Watling has also held senior positions at Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group.

The law firm has appointed Paul Airley as a resources partner. He joins from McCarthy Tetrault, where he has been a partner since 2007. Airley is an energy and resources specialist, and he has particular experience of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

The asset management firm has promoted Tim Creed to the position of managing director, effective 1 July. He joined Adveq in 2004 as a senior associate in its investment management team, and he now leads its European investment practice.

The investment decision support tool provider has appointed Brett Hammond as head of index applied research. He joins from TIAA-CREF, where he served as chief investment strategist. Hammond is also an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught at Berkeley.