Christopher Rickard has been appointed group finance director of housing company Taylor Wimpey. Rickard will join the company on 16 October 2008, replacing Peter Johnson who will leave the company at the end of the month. Rickard was most recently group finance director at separations technology company Whatman.

Gary Chesterton has been appointed group finance director of Titan Europe. Chesterton has been at Titan since 2006 and will focus on the management of the engineering company’s finance and treasury functions to allow executive director Maria Cecilia La Manna to focus on the undercarriage division.

Michael Sherwin has resigned as group finance director of Games Workshop. He will leave the business at the end of the month to pursue other interests.

Barbara Spurrier has been appointed finance director of Eruma, the specialist provider of counter terrorism and burglary protection products and emergency lighting. Spurrier is a founder and director of Cambridge Equity Partners.

David Simons, the chief financial officer of GSH, has been appointed interim chairman of the facilities and energy management solutions company following the resignation of non-executive chairman John Kelly.

Keith Goldan has resigned as chief financial officer of PuriCore. Darren Weiss has duly been appointed vice-president of finance and corporate controller, assuming all financial responsibilities for the life sciences company.Andrew Booker has been appointed group finance director of Northern Foods. He joins the company from Japan Tobacco International Inc/Gallaher where he was European FD. Booker will assume his new role on 17 November 2008. He replaces Jez Maiden who, as previously announced, will leave Northern Foods in November to become group FD at National Express.

Paul Hemsley has resigned as finance director of the Innovation Group. Hemsley will stay on with the business process outsourcing and software company on an interim basis for six months to complete a number of strategic projects. He will be replaced on an interim basis by group financial controller Jane Hall. Martin Mulligan has resigned as group finance director of Hargreaves Lansdown. He will leave the financial services company at the end of December 2008 to pursue new challenges. Tracey Taylor, who joined the group in 1999, will replace Mulligan. Taylor is currently group accounting director.

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