Freshfields hires global HR director

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed a global HR director from Capital One Bank Europe.

Kevin Hogarth will be based in London and will work alongside global HR partner ­Caroline Stroud.

He will also be head of HR for the London office. Stroud said the appointment would “help us engage our geographically diverse people as well as ensuring our HR ­operations are leading edge”.

Hogarth has previously held ­positions at Ernst & Young, Abbey National and Boots. He takes over from Tim Cole, who stepped down on 1 September.