Johnson Electric Holdings has appointed David Wylie Gairns as non-executive director. Mr Gairns, a chartered accountant, was senior partner of KPMG, Hong Kong until his retirement in 1991. He serves on the boards of the HKBC, the MTRC, Wing On International Holdings and Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation. Mission Hills Group has appointed Bernard Chow as deputy chairman and chief executive officer of Mission Hills Properties (Holdings). Prior to his appointment, Mr Chow was the managing director of Harriman Realty. Winterthur Life Hong Kong has appointed Paul Lau as assistant director, agency development. Mr Lau has 15 years of experience in the insurance in dustry. He will report to the sales director and chief agency officer, Dickie Cheung. Jardine Pacific has appointed Richard Tangye as chief executive of Jardine Restaurants Group, effective January 1. Mr Tangye is currently managing director of Pizza Hut Taiwan and takes over his new position from Y. K. Pang, who has been appointed chief executive of Zung Fu, the Hong Kong and Macau operations of Jardine International Motor Holdings. Jo Jo Li has been appointed account manager of Reader's Digest and will be based in Hong Kong. Prior to her appointment, Ms Li was regional advertising director for Holiday Asia. She has also worked as regional circulation manager for The Asian Wall Street Journal and regional advertising manager for Business Traveler Asia/ Pacific. Bird & Bird has appointed Richard Fawcett as a partner. Mr Fawcett specialises in advising businesses in the telecommunications and Internet industries. He joined the company in 1996 after a period of secondment as in-house counsel to General Cable Plc. New York Life Insurance Worldwide has appointed Edwin Yung as project specialist. Mr Yung will be responsible for formulating strategy and action plans to achieve the company's manpower goals. He will work closely with the training and development team in the agency development area. The company has also promoted Douglas Tsang to senior agency director of the Jubilant Agency office. He has been with the company for 10 years. Mr Tsang will be responsible for the management and development of the agency teams. Ray and Berndtson has promoted Lynne Jones to consultant. Prior to the appointment, Ms Jones was an associate of the company. She will be responsible for heading the firm's industrial practice.