Jonathan Bourn has been appointed managing director in Baird’s European investment banking team. He was previously a partner at AAC Capital. Bourn has also held roles in Credit Suisse First Boston’s acquisition and leveraged finance group.
Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
The insurance firm has appointed Elke Vagenende as head of product development, financial lines for the UK. She most recently worked as a senior underwriter at Liberty Mutual. Vagenende has 15 years’ experience in risk management.
Nick Thomas has been appointed partner in the law firm’s labour and employment practice. He was most recently a partner at Pinsent Masons, and has particular experience advising on contentious and transactional matters.
Orange Business Services Trading Solutions
The division of the telecoms group has announced the expansion of its UK team. Nigel Warner joins as UK managing director from IPC. He has also held roles at Cisco, BT and Cable and Wireless. Brad Gorton joins as UK sales director from Speakerbus, where he was head of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The investment consulting firm has appointed Laurence Parry as a partner in its private client tax practice. He was most recently a specialist anti-avoidance adviser for HM Revenues & Customs. Parry has also held senior roles at Ernst & Young and KPMG.
Ian Wood has been appointed investment manager at the asset management firm. He joins from GCP Capital, where he was involved in acquisitions. Wood has also held roles at Siverfleet Capital.