Martin Bride has been appointed finance director of insurance group Beazley. He joins the firm from Zurich Financial Services where he was chief financial officer of the UK Life business. Bride replaces Andrew Horton who was appointed chief executive of Beazley in September.
David Mackney has been appointed chief financial officer of pharmaceutical company Vernalis. It follows the appointment of Ian Garland, the former CEO of Acambis, to the CEO role. Mackney has been interim CFO at Acambis since February 2008. He is expected to join the Company on 1 February 2009.
Piers Morgan has resigned as chief financial officer of pharmaceutical development and functional food company Phytopharm. A replacement has yet to be named.Howard Jones has resigned as group finance director of Eatonfield, the commercial property developer and house-builder. Jones is joining a company with which he was previously associated. Philip Middlehurst, Eatonfield’s financial controller, will act as FD until a replacement has been found.Philip Dominic Brady has been appointed finance director of Real Office. The company acquires and manages firms in the design and build of commercial interiors.
Mike Acheson has resigned as finance director and company secretary of International Medical Devices. The company hasn’t named a successor.
Parminder Dost has been appointed chief financial officer of public safety solutions provider Airwave. He joins the board from international communications infrastructure company Alan Dick.