14 October 2015

Around the house

The latest moves from around the globe.

By Bernard Goyder

Chris Warham

Halfords general counsel Justin Richards is to leave the company, with the cycling and car accesory retailer in search of a new head of legal. The high street chain blamed poor weather for an 11 per cent decline in bike sales over the summer. 

In the US, GE has made Alex Dimitrief general counsel of the US$281bn company, following the retirement of incumbent legal chief Bracket Denniston, which will take place at the end of the year. Dimitrief is currently GC and senior vice president at GE Capital, a financial services group controlled by the Connecticut-based conglomerate.

New York Stock Exchange-listed technology services provider SAIC has appointed a retired US army colonel, Steven Mahon, as its GC and executive vice president, replacing Mark Shultz. Mahon's most recent assignment was as military judge in Heidelberg, Germany. 

Also in the US, Hyundai Motor America has made Yavonna Morris a corporate counsel, responsible for transaction law. Hyundai enjoyed a 14 per cent increase in US sales last month compared to last year. 

JustFab, an online fashion retailer, has expanded its London in-house team, bringing Antony Stokes on board as general counsel for Europe. Stokes joins the firm from Amazon. 

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