Ecclesiastical Insurance has appointed Dieter Losse to its board of directors. He is an international reinsurance expert whose career spans more than 40 years. …

Ecclesiastical Insurance has appointed Dieter Losse to its board of directors. He is an international reinsurance expert whose career spans more than 40 years.

Losse began his career at Swiss Re, and has worked at the Insurance Institute of London and the Worshipful Company of Insurers. Most recently he was deputy chairman of Benfield Greig.

Cox Insurance Retail Division has announced the appointment of Denis Walker as its chief operations officer.

The newly created role results from the recent structural changes within Cox.

Walker brings with him a wealth of relevant experience, including 16 years with British Airways where he had responsibility for designing and implementing BA's Customer First programme and running its Heathrow operation.

In 1995 he joined PPP Healthcare as HR director, becoming PPP's operations director, managing the restructuring and relaunch of PPP. Following PPP's acquisition by GRE and then AXA, Walker managed the integration of the companies involved, each time taking the role of UK HR director in the new organisation.

Cornhill Schemes
Cornhill Schemes has appointed Tim Tresadern as IT manager. In his new role, he will supervise the teams responsible for IT infrastructure, application support and development.

Tresadern previously worked as head of UK development at the credit insurance company Euler Trade Indemnity, the UK-based subsidiary of the Euler Group owned by the Allianz group.

Aon Professional Risks
Aon Professional Risks (Aon's newly launched professional indemnity business) has appointed Elizabeth Mullins as executive director.

Mullins, who previously held high profile roles as managing director of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund and Zurich Professional, has been appointed as practice leader for UK law firms.

IFM Insurance Brokers
IFM Insurance Brokers in Sheffield recently announced some changes to its management team.

Steve Walker, managing director since the company was formed in 1992, has resigned and has agreed to become non-executive chairman.

David Biggs, who has worked alongside Walker as sales director for many years, has been appointed managing director with immediate effect.

Darryl Carpenter has been appointed to the board. He has been with the company for eight years, initially as account executive and latterly as company secretary.

Smart & Cook
Smart & Cook has formed a new credit insurance broker to operate from its Leeds-based consulting division.

Terry Rees will head up the new broker as managing director, with Mike Demaine as director. Rees previously worked at the Bartlett Group, while Demaine joins from Bridge Insurance Brokers.

RL Davison
John Crisp and Lawrence Shortland have been appointed as directors of the Lloyd's broker RL Davison.

LFC Insurance Group
Gary Carmoody has been appointed as a director of Essex-based LFC Insurance Group.

He has been with the group since 2000 and has more than 25 years' commercial insurance experience.

Bray Wintour Patis
Bray Wintour Patis has appointed Stephen Aldridge as senior account handler in its affinity division.

He will take responsibility for the administration of the National Guild of Removers and Storers insurance programme.

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Bland Bankart
Bland Bankart has appointed Judi Miller as corporate development consultant.

Capita McLarens
Capita McLarens' complex & major loss division has made two new appointments within its complex liability operations.

Alan Bennet joins them from Miller Fisher and will be based at the London office.

Philip Shaw, previously liability director at Crawford & Co., joins the complex liability operations at Birmingham.

Focus Solutions Group
Focus Solutions Group has promoted

Mark Loosmore to the position of business development director.

He will also be in charge of promoting Focus Solutions' new Multi Channel Advice (MCA) solution.

Prior to his promotion, Loosmore was sales and partnerships director at Focus Solutions, where he has been for four years. Before Focus Solutions, he was a senior account manager for AT&T.

ServiceMaster has made three recent appointments of corporate business development managers to its insurance marketing team.

Their role will be to both strengthen and develop existing partnerships with key customers and to spearhead new business opportunities.

Mark Hayman joins ServiceMaster from a successful career in business development with major companies.

Caroline Wraith joins ServiceMaster following a 12-year career with Norwich Union.

Melvin Wright joins Rubicon as group business development dirctor.

He has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance industry and joins from Lloyds TSB where he was director electronic channels at Lloyds TSB e-Channel.

CMS Group
Tim Densham joins Gloustershire salvage firm CMS Group as business development manager.

Densham worked at Independent Insurance as chief motor engineer for more than 16 years. After the company's liquidation he worked at Royal & SunAlliance as a manager in charge of a network of engineers and repairers.

The Financial Services Authority has appointed two new non-executive members of the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). They are Bernard Day and Tim Vogel.

Day, OBE, is a chartered insurer and director of the Solicitors' Indemnity Fund.

He was formerly chief executive, managing director, director and vice-chairman of Ecclesiastical, deputy chairman of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and chairman of the General Insurance Council.

Vogel is a forensic accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He has worked at Lovell Blake, KPMG, Howard Clark Whitehill, Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.

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