Giraffe, the casual dining chain, has appointed two new managers both of whom have previously worked for Wagamama. Vicki O’Neill will join Giraffe as marketing and branding manager on 29 January. She previously held the position of marketing manager at Wagamama for seven years. Jerry Marks has been appointed as group operations manager, eefective from 2 January. Marks has worked at Wagamama since 1999, most recently as senior operations manager. Giraffe, which currently has 14 restaurants, will open its next site in The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury in early January. The group will open further outlets in March 2007 in Walton-on Thames, Basingstoke and Guildford.