A guide to this week's movements in the insurance industry


Les Vaughan and Paul Davies have joined Miller Insurance Services as directors of its energy business unit.

Vaughan joins from Arthur J Gallagher while Davies joins from Marsh.

They will both be responsible for business development within Miller's downstream property and construction team.

Cobra London Markets (CLM) has appointed three specialist brokers to strengthen its property and liability and motor fleet teams.

Simon Jones has joined CLM's UK commercial team from Windsor, where he worked on general liability and construction liability risks.

Jones has over four years' broking experience.

Jeff Sellick joins from RL Davison, where he specialised in motor fleet markets.

Andy Williamson joins from the Willis Network where he was responsible for broking property insurance. He has over 30 years' broking ex-perience within the Lloyd's market.

Heath Lambert
Steve Ellis has been appointed development director of Heath Lambert Group's transport division. He joins from SBP Group.

Harvie Carswell has joined Heath Lambert's national division as head of its Swindon and London operations.

Carswell joins from Marsh, where he held a number of senior positions, most notably as head of the company's Redhill office.


Phillip Jones has been appointed to the new role of schemes development manager at NIG.

Jones will be responsible for providing a stronger relation-ship management focus on NIG's existing commercial schemes brokers and explore new commercial schemes opportunities.

He joins the commercial key accounts team from his current role as area sales manager in NIG's branch network. He has 27 years' experience in insurance.

Patricia Roufca has been promoted by Aspen Insurance Holdings to a new role of associate group general counsel.

Roufca joined Aspen in 2005 and will take a more signif-icant role in the management of Aspen's legal team.

Allianz Cornhill
Jeremy Baker has been appointed as property claims supply manager at Allianz Cornhill.

Baker will work within the claims division to co-ordinate service and replacement goods providers.

Ian Pugh has been appointed as regional operations manager in the claims division of Allianz Cornhill.

Pugh joined the company in 2004 and was responsible for supervising a motor engineer-ing function and a supplier network in the South West.

He will manage half the UK motor engineering operation within the motor damage team and a supplier network of approximately 100 accident repair shops.

Allianz Cornhill has also appointed Tim Hudson as manager of its Milton Keynes claims handling centre.

Hudson has an operational management background, having previously worked at Active Health Partners and Peoples Choice.

Don Morgan has also been appointed head of computer services and chief technical officer.


The CII Group has appointed David Thomson to the new position of group director of public affairs.

He will be responsible for creating a new policy and public affairs function for the CII Group.

Thomson will take up his appointment in May.

The CII has also appointed Ian Porteous as head of regional business development for South East Asia.

Prior to his current role with the CII, he was a partner and practice manager with Professional Investment Advisory Services in Singapore, Europe and the Middle East.

The CII has also announced the appointment of four new members to its London market faculty – Sian Fisher, Julian James, Max Taylor and Dave Matcham.

Direct Group
Direct Group has appointed Charles Coburn as business development manager to develop new and existing relationships with insurers and lending clients.

Coburn joins from Sterling Insurance Group where he held senior positions within the creditor and term life divisions.

Mansion House
Mansion House Executive has appointed Neil Matthews as executive consultant within its general insurance team.

Matthews joins from Close Premium Finance where he was national new business manager.

In his new role he will focus on search and selection for personal lines and small commercial roles in both the London and regional markets.

The Davies Group
Iain MacLean has joined Davies Chartered Loss Adjusters as head of subsidence.

He will manage the companies new subsidence division.

MacLean will be responsible for building the division by recruiting a team of skilled and experienced subsidence ex-perts, to be based across the UK.

He joins from Crawford and Company.