Mr Poynter has been a non-executive director, and has now resigned from the board committees where he was a member.
Beaufort Asset Management has appointed Tamsin Hazell as a financial adviser, and Hannah Mills as marketing manager.
Thesis Asset Management has hired Tom Low as investment manager. He joins from Barnett Waddingham Investments, where he was head of client relations.
Partnership has made Joanne Evans director of compliance. Ms Evans has most recently worked at Deloitte and Tesco Bank.
Stephen Soper has been made the interim chief executive of The Pensions Regulator.
Leeds Building Society has appointed Tom Clark as chief information officer and general manager.