Who’s switching jobs

Tom Welsh
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Rocco Forte Hotels
The hotels group has appointed Christian Renz to the newly-created role of global sales director. He most recently worked in senior roles at Kempinski Hotels, and has also held positions at Marriott International and the Walt Disney Corporation.

The accountancy and business advisory firm has announced several appointments to its financial services team. David Morrey joins as a partner from Kingston Smith Consulting. He was also previously head of risk and compliance at Aviva’s global investment management business. Zulfi Unar joins as senior manager from the Financial Services Authority. Paul Crean joins as a director from Kinetic Partners.

The business media company has appointed Richard Piercy as its group chief information officer. He joins from EMI Music, where he was most recently executive vice president. Piercy has also held roles at Accenture and Boston Consulting Group.

Erudine Financial
The financial control systems specialist has appointed Ian Chester as its commercial director. He joins from Calypso Technologies, where he was general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Chester has also held roles at Odyssey Financial Technologies

DLA Piper
The law firm has appointed Erwin Purba as special counsel in Singapore. He joins from Astro, where he was senior counsel in its legal department.

Sberbank Asset Management
Roman Filatov has been appointed managing director and head of equities portfolio management at the Russian asset management firm. He joins from IXIA Asset Management and he has also held roles at Renaissance Investment Management and Templeton Asset Management.