Mike Dunn, the chief financial officer of Optare, has become the company’s interim chief executive. It follows the resignation of former CEO Andrew Brian. Optare is a bus and coach manufacturer.
Tim Lodge has been appointed group finance director of Tate & Lyle. Lodge was previously acting group FD and director of investor relations at the food company.
Alexander Betsky has resigned as finance director of Sibir Energy. His replacement has yet to be announced.
Toby Parker has been appointed finance director of London Asia Capital. He joins the merchant banking group with immediate effect.David James Armstrong has been appointed finance director of pan-African company Lonrho. He most recently was the chief operating officer of McArtherGlen in the UK and Europe. Armstrong replaces Jean Ellis, who has become a non-executive director of Lonrho.
Tony Chanmugam has been appointed group finance director of BT Group. He succeeds Hanif Lalani, who was recently appointed chief executive of BT Global Services. Chanmugam was previously CFO of BT Retail and managing director of BT Enterprises.
Graham Jeffs has resigned as finance director of Medsea Estates Group. He is leaving to pursue other business commitments.Christopher Humphrey, the group finance director of international software and solutions company Anite, is to be appointed chief executive of the firm. He will take on the new role at the beginning of next year, replacing Steve Rowley. A new group FD will be recruited as soon as possible.
Jaroslaw Szalinski has resigned as finance director of Agora. He has been replaced by Grzegorz Kossakowski, a former director of new business development at the media company.
Steven Steel has resigned as finance director of Waterline Group. He has been at the kitchen equipment supplier for four years; a replacement has yet to be announced.
Michael Murray has been appointed director and chief financial officer of Rentokil Initial, replacing Andrew Macfarlane. He will join the company on 5 January 2009. Murray joins the firm from GSL, a private equity-owned support services business.Edward Chandler has been appointed group finance director of GSH Group, which provides bespoke facilities management and energy management solutions. Chandler is currently group financial controller.
Mark Dearsley has resigned as group finance director of property adviser Savills. He is leaving the company to pursue a new career with Partnership Assurance, the specialist annuity provider.