GLOBAL - Unilever, NAPF, SPP, Towers Watson, JLT Benefit Solutions, LGIM, CBRE, AEW Europe
Unilever - Wendy Mayall has decided to leave the company after 16 years and return to the consulting industry. At Unilever, Mayall was initially the architect of a global roster of preferred providers of investment services - which evolved into Unilever's multi-country asset pooling funds. She most recently served as chief investment officer for UK and Ireland Pensions. Mark Walker will succeed her, starting in his new role on 1 August. He joined Unilever's global pensions expertise group a year ago, and before then worked at Mercer for 14 yeas as a consultant.
National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) - Martin Mannion has been elected as the next chairman of the NAPF's investment council. He will replace Ray Martin when his two-year term appointment ends at the annual general meeting in Manchester on 21 October. Mannion is the director of finance and risk for the GSK UK Pension Schemes and secretary to the trustee for the GSK Common Investment Fund. The UK pension schemes have combined assets of £8.6bn and a total membership of 78,000.
SPP - The Swedish pension and insurance provider, has appointed Per Lindberg as chief risk officer. He will head up a newly created department with overall responsibility for management and risk control within SPP. He joins in September. Lindberg joins from Towers Watson, where he has worked since 2002 with actuarial and financial consulting to life insurers in areas such as Solvency II, ALM and the implementation of financial and actuarial models.
Towers Watson - Paul Morris has been appointed regional leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, succeeding Babloo Ramamurthy, who is retiring after 34 years at the consultancy. Morris joined in 1988 as an international consultant in the New York office before relocating to London. Since then, he has been an account director and consulted with a number of Towers Watson's largest multinational clients, both in Europe and the US. His new appointment will be effective from 1 September.
JLT Benefit Solutions - Alex Weiland has rejoined the company as senior investment consultant, moving from Truestone Asset Management, where he was named investment director last September. Prior to Truestone, Weiland spent two years at JLT Actuaries & Consultants as divisional director. He has held a number of positions at Fidelity Investments, Schroder Investment Management, ratings agency Standard & Poor's and Gartmore Investment Management.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) - Nick Griffiths has been appointed head of global rates and will start in his new role in September. He is currently co-head of interest rates and co-head of global portfolios at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he has been since early 2009. Before joining Aberdeen, he spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, were he was co-head of the government and agency alpha team.
Aegon Asset Management - Stephen Snowden will become co-manager of the Investment Grade Bond and the Dublin-domiciled Investment Grade Global Bond funds from 1 September. He rejoins the company from Old Mutual Asset Managers, where he was responsible for its Corporate Bond fund. His previous roles at Aegon included North American equity analyst before moving to fixed income.
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) - Graham MacMillan has been promoted to director and coordinator of CBRE's Central and Eastern European valuation. He will continue in his role as head of valuation in Hungary, but with the additional responsibility for coordinating valuation departments throughout the region. He will act as point of contact for the regional heads of CBRE's client base, as well as liaise with other European and international valuation departments.
AEW Europe - Schalk Visser has been appointed managing director and head of investor relations at the real estate investment manager. He joins from CBRE Investors, where he has been a senior director since 2008, responsible for raising investment capital from institutional investors across continental Europe and the UK. He will be based in London, reporting to chief executive Christian Delaire.