The Aim-listed consultancy, software and outsourcing business has appointed Gillian Baker as head of investor relations and chair of the company’s newly formed strategy and integration advisory board. Baker started her career at IBM, working with clients in the finance and insurance sectors, before joining the Innovation Group in 2000 as senior vice president, marketing.
The real estate investment trust has appointed Christopher Taylor and Kay Chaldecott as non-executive directors, effective from 31 March, when current non-executive directors Peter Tom and Susie Farnon will stand down. Taylor is chief executive of Hermes Real Estate, and Chaldecott stepped down as managing director and an executive board director at Capital Shopping Centres Group last September.
Shore Capital has hired Patrick Castle to its corporate finance team. Castle moves from Evolution Securities; prior to that, he worked at Arden Partners.
The Aim-listed explorer focused in Brazil has appointed Phillip Mackey as senior metallurgical advisor. Mackey is a consulting metallurgical engineer specialising in nickel, who has worked for producers Falconbridge and Xstrata.
Veritas Asset Management
Ramesh Narayanaswamy has been appointed as global industrials analyst to work across the group’s global strategies. Narayanaswamy joins from Fidelity Investments, where he spent five years as a global equity analyst covering global industries including construction materials, capital goods and utilities.
The investment management firm has strengthened its European investment solutions team with two hires in its London office. Hannah Simons joins from BlackRock as a senior vice president and product manager, and Janki Tanna joins as a product associate from Mercer Investment Consulting.
Martin Young has joined as head of financial planning for the investment adviser’s London team. Young was previously managing partner at Coutts & Co.