Mike Wallace has been promoted to account director at Chelmsford-based housing sector brokers Farr. Jenny Owen has also been promoted to account director, and Jeremy Flint takes on the position of account manager.

Brian Lockyer has been appointed financial director at MiniBusPlus and joins the board. Formerly financial controller, Lockyer's new role will include maximising profits for shareholders and assisting with financial expansion. However, his real passion is football. He he has been a referee for more than 20 years.

Independent Insurance
Steven Nightingale has been appointed senior sales inspector at Independent Insurance's Leicester office. He was previously at Cornhill Insurance.

Grant Whiskin has been appointed deputy managing director of Chase Parkinson, the travel risk management division at Towergate Underwriting Group. He has previously worked at Lombard General Insurance and Legal & Professional Indemnity specialising in the direct marketing of legal and insurance products. Also, Peter Saunders has been appointed development manager.

Prime Health
Philip Wright has been appointed to the board as sales director at Standard Life subsidiary Prime Health. Wright has headed sales since 1998 after working in product development and intermediary sales.

Primary Insurance
Carole Dempsey, Sue Redfern and Angela Blunden have been appointed to the account development team at Primary looking after around 200 brokers between them. Based in Horsham, the team is responsible for providing literature to brokers, and updating them with policy details.

Electrical Contractors Insurance Company
Suzanne Gaskell has been appointed business development underwriter at the Electrical Contractors' Insurance Company (ECIC). Previously a general non-motor underwriter at Guardian Insurance, Gaskell will aim to increase awareness of ECIC and its products.

Nicol Heron has been appointed health and safety surveyor at Property & Casualty Services based at the firm's London office. Heron was formerly with Royal and SunAlliance.

Loss Adjusters
GAB Robins
Philippe Bes has been appointed chief operating officer of the global GAB Robins organisation following Brera's acquisition of GAB Robins. Also, Clive Nicholls will become chief executive of the UK loss adjusting operations. He is currently managing director of Robins Response, the personal lines division of GAB Robins UK.

Jacksons Solicitors
Louise Weatherhead, Vicky Gibson and Tracy Brooks have all been appointed to the personal injury department at Jackson Solicitors as litigation assistants. Karen Whiteley has been appointed trainee legal executive.

James Chapman and Co.
Robert Jones, Richard Haggett and Peter Walmsley have joined insurance litigators James Chapman. Jones joins the personal injury team. Haggett joins the professional negligence department. Walmsley will work in both departments.

Silverbeck Rymer
Kingsley Hayes has been appointed partner in the defendant department at insurance law firm Silverbeck Rymer. Hayes will be responsible for continuing the firm's focus on the insurance industry.

Mansion House
Carol Connolly has been appointed research consultant at Mansion House Executive, insurance recruiters. Connolly has specialised in the financial services sector for two years.

Diarmud Brennan has been appointed head of claims at specialist asbestos pollution and health hazard claims management operation at St James Claims Management, a subsidiary of the Claims Management Group. A qualified solicitor, Brennan has specialised in insurance and reinsurance law for over ten years. He replaces Stan Holloway who has opted to bring his retirement forward.

3 Arrows
Alan Murdoch has been appointed to the new position of national account manager (Automotive) with non-fault accident assistance company 3 Arrows. Formerly regional sales manager, Murdoch will concentrate on developing relationships with franchised and independent bodyshops, automotive manufacturers and car dealerships.