Barratt has appointed Tom Keevil general counsel and company secretary. He joins from United Utilities where he held the same position.

Genesis Housing Group has announced that Charles Gurassa will join its board as non-executive chair. He is currently the non-executive chair of Phones 4U and Lovefilm.

Nigel Talbot-Ponsonby will step down as the chairman of Humberts Leisure after 35 years. John Anderson, currently a director, will replace him.

Ian Fugeman has been appointed non-executive director at engineering consultancy Firstco. He has previously worked on the Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Crossrail.

Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Michael Metliss partner in its London team. He was head of the real estate disputes group at SJ Berwin.
Michael Mullarkey has been appointed partner in Trowers & Hamlins’ projects and construction group. He joins from being Pinsent Masons’ head of the London construction team.