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Graham Cross has joined Helm Godfrey as head of operations. Cross will be responsible for overseeing companywide systems and processes as well as staff training and development. He was manager of an IFA firm and was involved in developing computer-based training software.

Towry Law has appointed Paul Wright to the role of finance director. Wright has been Towry Law’s interim finance director since January. He was finance director for hedge fund company Man Investments and private bank Coutts. He has also held senior finance roles with Standard Chartered Bank and Hambros.

Bluefin Advisory Services has recruited Suvan de Soysa as managing director of private clients, effective from July 1. In this newly-created role, de Soysa will have overall responsibility for Bluefin Advisory Services’ private client business, which encompasses Bluefin Wealth Management and Bluefin Financial Advice. He joins from Australian advice businesses ipac securities, which he co-founded in 1983.

Money Portal non-executive director Peter Simon has resigned from the firm. Simon, who joined the board in November 2007, is the fourth senior management figure to leave Money Portal this year. Chief executive Mark Lund says there are no immediate plans to appoint a replacement.

Lutine Assurance Services has made IFA sales manager Shaun Murphy redundant. Murphy was with the firm for 11 years and looked after the IFA business division and its sales team.

Lutine says the decision is part of the firm’s plans to focus on a technology-driven IFA force, now headed by business development manager Marc Osman.

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