Hastings Group has appointed Teresa Robson-Capps and Alison Burns as non-executive directors with immediate effect. Teresa is currently a non-executive director and member of the audit committee for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group and is chairman of the ACS Group. She was previously a non-executive director for National Australia Bank; Europe/Clydesdale Bank. Teresa brings significant experience with international blue chip companies including HSBC, Accenture and Cable & Wireless, and experience of the insurance industry. Alison has held executive and non-executive roles within Aviva, including the position of CEO of Aviva Ireland. She has extensive financial services experience, gained in senior roles with Santander, Bupa, Lloyds TSB and AXA UK, and brings strong leadership and executive management experience.
Graeme Hardie has joined TSB Bank's board as an independent non-executive director. Graeme has broad experience in the financial services sector, including extensive retail banking experience having spent much of his career at Royal Bank of Scotland where, as managing director for retail banking at NatWest, he led the post-acquisition change programme. He also worked as a senior adviser to the CEO at the Financial Services Authority, and has in the past held non-executive roles at several companies including Co-operative Bank and Metro Bank.
Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets-focused investment bank, has appointed Simon Aird as head of international equity capital markets (ECM) based in London. Simon has over 20 years of experience in ECM and syndicate work. He joins the firm from Nomura International, where he was a managing director and head of the EMEA equity syndicate. Prior to this, he spent 12 years at Credit Suisse as a managing director, working on the equity capital markets team in both London and Hong Kong. Before joining Credit Suisse, he worked with HSBC in London and New York, managing their European and international Syndicates. He has worked on a wide variety of ECM transactions, raising collectively over $150bn (£120bn) through IPOs, marketed follow-ons, accelerated bookbuilds and convertible bonds, among other equity-related monetisations.
FairFX, the low cost multi currency payments service, has appointed James Hickman as its chief commercial officer, effective from 1 December 2016. James joins FairFX from key industry competitor Caxton FX where he was managing director and instrumental in establishing and growing its prepaid currency card programme. At FairFX, James will be responsible for driving more revenue growth across all product lines with a principal focus on the corporate sector.