This week’s appointments include: Capita, Cooper Lomaz, Empresaria, Gilson Gray, Human One, Kingsbridge Group, Recruitment Solutions (NW), RedLaw, Savannah Group, SThree, TEAM

• International specialist staffing group Empresaria has appointed Spencer Wreford as chief operating officer. Wreford, who has been group finance director since May 2010, will operate in a dual role, as both group FD and the newly created role, until a new FD is in place.

• East Anglian recruitment company Cooper Lomaz has promoted commercial director Simon Brown to managing director.

Capita group finance director Nick Greatorex is to take up position of interim CEO following Andy Parker’s exit from the business on 15 September. Greatorex will also continue with his responsibilities as group FD.

The business outsourcing provider announced Parker would be leaving the business earlier this year. The group added the search for his successor is at an advanced stage.

• Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray has appointed Lesley Naylor as HR director. Most recently HR and development manager at drinks company Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group – The Glenmorangie Company, Gray is also a former HR senior business partner at professional services firm PwC.

• Hospitality recruiter Human One has appointed Angie MacArthur as director of operations. MacArthur joins from hospitality business Onefinestay, where she was head of field operations.

Kingsbridge Group, a provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has appointed James Twining as group CEO with immediate effect.

Most recently, Twining was group commercial director of UK multi-national Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Following Twining’s appointment, Steve Wynne, Kingsbridge’s founder and CEO, has been appointed deputy chairman.

• Rochdale-based finance and accountancy recruiter Recruitment Solutions (NW) has promoted Louise O’Brien from senior finance recruiter to recruitment manager.

• Legal recruiter RedLaw has appointed Andrew Wintle as principal consultant, Keith Miles as senior consultant and Ebony Ezekwesili as partner researcher. The trio join from international legal and compliance recruiter Laurence Simons.

• Executive and interim search firm Savannah Group has made a number of changes to its leadership structure.

John Ellis, previously managing partner of the firm’s bespoke executive search and interim management firm, has been appointed chairman, with co-founder Vicky Maxwell Davies moving to managing partner. Meanwhile, Simon Gough continues to lead the firm’s interim business, and in a newly created role, Simon Bailey becomes director of strategy & development.

• International specialist STEM staffing business SThree has appointed Barrie Brien as a non-executive director and member of its remuneration, audit and nomination committees, with immediate effect.

Brien was most recently group CEO of media and marketing communications group Creston, stepping down in April following its sale and de-listing. He currently sits on the Professional Business Services (PBS) Council, which advises government on key issues facing the professions.

• Independent network of recruiters TEAM has appointed Carol Borhani of Angel Human Resources as divisional director, heading up its new health, dental and social care sector division.

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