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Andrew Block has been appointed as a partner in the pensions group of the law firm. He was previously a partner at Travers Smith, and started his legal career at Linklaters. Block acts in occupational pension scheme matters. He will be based in Mayer Brown’s London office.

The law firm has announced that Jon Bartley will join its London office as a partner in early July. He arrives from Shoosmiths, where he has been a commercial partner since 2008, and co-manager of its commercial team. Bartley also spent eight years in Baker & McKenzie’s London commercial team, and one year at its San Francisco office. He specialises in data protection compliance.
The accountancy firm has promoted six of its tax and audit experts to the partnership. Of the four London-based appointments, Ian Clayden joined BDO in 1995 and serves as head of professional sports. Ed Goodworth joined in 2001 and is an audit director. Andy Goodman joined in 2003 and is a tax director. Richard Montague joined in 2000 and is also a tax director.

Chintu Ramchandran has been appointed as chief executive for the business consultancy’s offshore operations. He joins from Accenture, where he has spent 15 years of his career, most recently in leadership positions in the UK and Germany. Ramchandran will focus on growing Capco’s offshore offering from Bangalore.

The alternative energy product developer has appointed Peter Richardson as group chief executive officer. He joins from Dyson, where he is currently chief operating officer. Richardson joined Dyson in 1997 as UK sales director, and he previously served in management roles at Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola and Colgate-Palmolive.

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Robert Higginson has joined the board of investment company, which specialises in small to medium-sized enterprises. He was most recently managing director at Warburtons, and previously spent 15 years at Shell, including as managing director of Shell Direct.

The marketing solutions provider has appointed Simon Taylor as client services director for London and the South. He has held client management and operation roles at APS for eight years, and will relocate from the group’s Manchester headquarters.