Movers and shakers this week

Andy Railton has been appointed contracts manager at Surrey-based roofing contractor Maguire Brother.

Christian Bailey has joined David McLean Contractors’ retail division as business development manager, having moved from Banner Holdings.

Charles Church Yorkshire has made four appointments: David Norris becomes contract manager, Peter Rawson and John Swain site managers and Carl Maxwell assistant site manager.

Kings Gate Developments has appointed Patricia Byron sales manager to spearhead the sales campaign for Bank Place, its apartment scheme in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Software company Autodesk has appointed Pete Baxter to the new role of sales director in the building solutions division in northern Europe

Multidisciplinary firm Mace has made six directorial appointments: Richard Bannister becomes director of the urban regeneration sector; David Bray and Nigel Cole directors of the infrastructure sector, Ross Gates director of the local government sector, Stuart Jeffery director of M&E services and Richard Thorpe director of Scotland.

Lisa Palmer has joined project management consultant Clarus Consulting as business, process quality assurance assistant manager.

The secretary of state for education and skills has appointed Mike Grabiner chairman of the Partnerships for Schools management team. PfS is the non-departmental body established to deliver the government’s multimillion Building Schools for the Future programme.

Mark Andrews has been appointed managing director of mineral wool insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation.