Amgen, a $14.6 billion biotechnology company in Thousand Oaks, Calif., hired Jonathan Peacock as CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Robert Bradway, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer in June; Michael Kelly had served as acting CFO. Peacock, 52, had been CFO and administration officer of Novartis Pharmaceutical since 2005. Earlier, he was a partner and co-leader of the corporate finance practice at McKinsey & Co.

Spirit AeroSystems, a $4 billion maker of components for commercial airplanes, named Steve Sharp corporate controller, treasurer and vice president. As controller, he succeeds D. Randolph Davis, who left the company in June. Hector Cortez, Spirit AeroSystems' assistant controller, has served as interim corporate controller. Sharp, 48, most recently headed the company's global facilities team and earlier served as controller for the fuselage systems unit.

Steven Douglas was appointed CFO, director of accounting and finance and executive vice president of General Growth Properties, a $3.1 billion owner and manager of shopping malls. He succeeds Ed Hoyt, the company's interim CFO since 2008. Douglas most recently was president of Brookfield Properties and earlier served as senior managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management. From 2003 to 2006 he was CFO of Falconbridge Limited, and from 1996 to 2003, he was CFO of Brookfield Properties.

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