The private equity house has announced that Keith Holdt has been appointed as investor director in its value enhancement group. He joins from Swiss Post Solutions, where he was head of global business development and sales. Holdt previously spent eight years with IBM.
Lloyds Banking Group
Andrew Bester has been appointed chief executive, wholesale at Lloyds. He was formerly chief operating officer of consumer banking at Standard Chartered Bank. Bester has held a variety of senior management roles at Standard Chartered, and previously worked as group finance director of Xchanging, and in the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank.
Jenna Littler has been appointed vice president, PR and corporate relations, at the fashion house. She joined Burberry in 2010 from McKinsey, the management consultancy, and has since established the corporate relations function within Burberry’s marketing and communications team.
The accountancy firm has appointed Julie Adams as senior partner. She replaces Mike Sands, who steps down from the position after 18 years. Adams joined Menzies in 1979 as a trainee, and has since served as a partner and managing partner.
The app development software firm has announced that Bill Smith has joined as chief financial officer. He arrives from Kayak Software, where he was also chief financial officer. Smith has also held senior roles at Novell and began his career as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch.
Bill Blythe has been appointed global business development director at the financial services software solutions firm. He has over 18 years’ experience in the financial technology sector, and previously served as managing director for North America at SmartStream Technologies. Blythe has also held management positions at Singularity, Mercator Software and Misys.
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Catherine Shirley has been appointed as a partner in the law firm’s corporate finance practice in London. She joins from Skadden Arps, and she has also worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Shirley acts for corporations, private equity funds and investment banks on a range of corporate and commercial transactions.