NVision, the Internet consultancy, has appointed Alison McQuater to its senior consulting team. McQuater has over 17 years’ experience in IT project management with Oracle, Andersen Consulting and Sybase. She joins as client partner.

Sian Evans moves to Fairplace Consulting, the outplacement and careers management consultants. She joins the company’s specialist management team. Evans was previously the senior personnel manager at HSBC Investment Bank.

Arthur Andersen has bolstered its business consulting team with the appointment of Michelle Murphy, who specialises in the evaluation, selection and implementation of enterprise resource planning software. Murphy moves from Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Wellington, New Zealand. She also has five years’ experience at Comtex Group as a business consultant.

John Marshall has been appointed head of the Arthur D Little’s UK healthcare practice. Working from the firm’s European healthcare centre of excellence in Paris he will be co-ordinating activities in the UK. He joins from CSL where he headed the European office.

Annie Anderson joins Wilson Learning, the performance improvement consultancy, as principal consultant. Anderson moves from Telebusiness Training and will specialise in sales effectiveness strategy as well as change management projects.

Robert Pollard, the former head of retail strategy and marketing at Price Waterhouse, has formed his own specialist retail consultancy business.

Named Robert Pollard Associates, the company will focus on helping retailers improve sales and profitability.

Garner International has appointed two new consultants to work with its four practice leaders. Simon Race joins with 10 years’ senior level experience, latterly with Horton International and NBS, specialising in fast moving consumer goods, leisure and entertainment. Mark Brooke joins from Harvey Nash and specialises in media technology appointments.

The Beaufort Group has appointed Jan Smit to develop the International Trade and Investment Division at the Economists Advisory Group, Beaufort’s economic consulting division. Smit has experience in consultancy as well as trade and investment promotion.

Jay Lowrey has joined change management consultancy, Catalyst Development. He moves from AMP, Australia’s largest financial institution, where he was HR director. With over 25 years’ management experience Lowrey has led numerous change initiatives and has consulted on strategy, organisational structure and human resource issues.

Dr Fred Forman, the executive vice president and executive officer of American Management Systems, has been appointed general manager for the consulting and systems integration firm’s operations in Europe. He replaces James Sheaffer who now heads the company’s telecommunications practice in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Margaret Anderson has been appointed as commercial sector sales manager at ITNet. She will be responsible for developing new business in the private sector. The company’s outsourcing division includes business consultancy, applications management, SAP and solution implementation.

Whittman-Hart, the IT consultancy, has appointed Thomas Nikolopulos as its JD Edwards practice manager. He joins from IBM where he was the business manager for the web application server solutions practice.

Armature, the retail sector software and consultancy, has appointed Gayle Booth as a consultant within its strategic consulting group. Booth moves from KPMG in New Zealand where she established the e-commerce consulting practice.

Winchester White has appointed Aileen Croft as a senior consultant. Croft joins from Abbey Life. Richard Griffiths has been promoted to the role of management consultant.

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