Appointments: New Role for Ex-IOD Chief

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A former regional head of the IOD and Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken one of the top jobs at Lichfield-based solicitors KEELEYS.

David Williams, who has specialised in corporate law for more than 20 years, is appointed corporate partner and head of corporate (designate) in a move made by the firm to strengthen its corporate division.

Black Country law firm GEORGE GREEN has boosted its commercial litigation team with the appointment of an associate (senior legal executive) and a solicitor.

Mark Elder joins the Cradley Heath firm as an associate from Pinsents' Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group where he worked for 12 years alongside George Green's head of commercial litigation Neil Williams, formerly a partner there.

James Coles is appointed from the commercial litigation and dispute resolution team at Clarks Solicitors in Reading where he trained and qualified.

Stafford law firm, OLDHAM RUSTJOBSON (ORJ) welcomes three new appointments to its legal team.

Deepa Mehta, who trained and qualified at Telford firm, Martin Kaye Solicitors, will assist on corporate transactions and commercial contract work.

Martin de Rdder will assist in the commercial litigation department, specialising in intellectual property law.

Janette Price, a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, will assist primarily on family law matters.

JULIAN GRAVES, the UK's largest independent retailer of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, snacks and ingredients, has appointed a non-food category manager to look after a new development for the company.

JACINDA PINKNEY, with more than seven years in the sector as a selector for Associated Independent Stores and a buyer for Betterware and Bewise, will launch and maintain a range including kitchenware such as chopping boards, woks and mixing bowls.

Theme park expert Richard Pawley has been handed a key role in a Government initiative to boost the export work of TRADE PARTNERS UK in the field of tourism and heritage.

Mr Pawley, chairman of Warwick-based ROC International and the man behind the bid to give Birmingham its own spectacular version of the London Eye, has been invited to sit on the Tourism Heritage Export Group by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The group was set up to help to increase the level of export of British goods and services in the tourism and heritage sectors by co-ordinating the activities of the industry, Government bodies and a number of other agencies who are working in these particular areas.

Project management and construction consultancy, FAITHFUL & GOULD, which was involved in the construction of the Selfridges store at the new Bullring development, has appointed a new head of marketing. …