People on the move

Xansa has named Alistair Cox as chief exec, replacing Hilary Cropper, who becomes non exec director at the company from 1 Aug 2002. Cox joins from building material company LaFarge, where he has spent the last four years as regional president, Asia. He has also worked for McKinsey and Blue Circle, before it became Lafarge.

Skills company Mentor has appointed James Wilkinson to its business development team as UK MD. Wilkinson joins from CRM specialist eLoyalty, and has also served with Ernst & Young and Accenture.

Bain & Co European MD Crawford Gillies has been appointed to the executive board of the DTI. Gillies’ appointment is part of a new board set-up aiming to strengthen the DTI’s planning, performance and change management, and he will also support the strategy board.

E-procurement provider Portum has named Mary Tyler as VP of strategic development. Tyler is responsible for forming global alliances and partnerships, and also takes over the position of UK manager. She joins from Accenture, where she served for 12 years.

IT company TCA Consulting has named John Searle as a principal consultant, which will involve him working with clients on systems planning and implementation. Searle previously worked as VP at Morgan Stanley working on fixed income and derivatives technology.

IT training and consultancy QA has appointed Mel Mehmet as head of its outsourcing business. Mehmet has spent 20 years in the IT training industry, most recently as MD of Courseleader.

Tim Horsfield has joined Cornwell Management Consultants as IT project management consultant. Horsfield has worked at Morgan Stanley, ABN Amro, Zurich Financial Services and Robert Fleming.

Finance messaging specialist Heliograph has appointed Richard Jinks as EMEA sales director, and Ulrik Lorentzen as director of professional services. Lorentzen will be managing and building a newly expanded global professional services team, while Jinks is responsible for all EMEA sales.

Gary Wood has joined IT company Experian as MD. Wood brings 18 years experience to the role, joining from ABM, a specialist police software business.

BT Ignite has named Danny Garvey as director of marketing, where he will oversee a 200-strong marketing team, of whom 80 are based internationally. Garvey was previously head of marketing and strategy at BT Ignite Solutions, and has served with BT for 27 years.

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