In brief: Ex-military man takes helm at Titmuss

Titmuss Sainer Dechert has appointed Sir Peter Duffell KCB CBE MC as its chief executive. Sir Peter, a retired lieutenant general, will work with a non-executive board. His day-to-day role will be supported by the firm's team of functional heads and he will work with the partners in charge of each of the business departments. His military career included the ranks of Inspector General of Doctrine and Training at the Ministry of Defence, Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong and Major General of the Brigade of Gurkhas.