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


Marsh has announced details of a number of new appointments.

Sir David Brewer, until recently Lord Mayor of London, is to fill the newly created role of non-executive vice chairman.

He began his career in the insurance industry in 1959 with Sedgwick Collins, later Marsh.

Sir David served as Lord Mayor from 2005-2006. He is currently president of the Insurance Institute of London.

Doug Smith has been appointed as a business risk consultant, based in Marsh's Edinburgh office.

Smith is responsible for the development of risk consultancy services to existing and potential clients across Scotland. He will also monitor the delivery of consultancy services to clients.

Smith has over 10 years experience working in the development and sales of risk consulting propositions spanning a range of industries at home and abroad.

Chris Baker has been appointed as client director within its trade credit practice.

Baker will be responsible for generating new business opportunities within the UK and pan-European deals across a number of trade sectors.

Baker has over 25 years experience in the credit insurance market and joins Marsh from Aon, where he was executive director of Aon Trade Credit.

Rob Wendin has been appointed to lead Marsh's Japan client services team in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

This appointment is in addition to Mr Wendin's current responsibilities as head of Marsh's healthcare practice in EMEA.

Benfield has appointed Jeremy Goodman as executive vice president.

Goodman will assume a leadership role in the company's global facultative solutions team and will also assist with US and International treaty business production.

Prior to joining Benfield, Goodman was a board director at Cooper Gay Holdings.

Susan N. Pateras has joined Integro (Bermuda) as a principal in the healthcare practice, leading the Bermuda healthcare initiative.

Pateras has more than a decade of experience in healthcare professional liability.

Prior to joining Integro, she served as a senior vice president with Willis, Bermuda.


Congregational & General
Congregational & General Insurance has appointed Mark Holley as head of underwriting and claims.

Holley was previously head of underwriting at the Yorkshire-based Motors Insurance Company.

He will have responsibility for all claims and underwriting activities of the business. Holley has over 25 years experience in insurance.

Allianz Cornhill
Allianz Cornhill Commercial has appointed Judy Holt as national broker manager.

In her new role, Judy will be managing the broker channel across the UK with a view to forming even closer strategic alliances within the segment.

Holt joined Allianz Cornhill in 2000 as a business developer, progressing to key account developer and then key account manager (North and Midlands).

Allianz Cornhill has also announced the appointment of Emma-Louise Knight as operations manager (customer service).

Her role involves managing a team of claims business consultants, introduced to improve the claims experience for brokers and clients.

Frank Espinoza has been appointed as motorcycle underwriter for Highway.

Espinoza's main responsibilities will be to develop and grow Highway's motorcycle account by pricing and product analysis.

Espinoza previously worked for KGM as a motor product pricing analyst.

BCWA has announced the appointment of two new broker consultants.

Paul Dunsford and Louise McCarthy have been added to create a five-man team of broker consultants.

Dunsford and McCarthy will work closely with BCWA's non-specialist private medical insurance (PMI) intermediaries.

McCarthy assumes her role following a five-year period of working in BCWA's finance department, while Dunsford is a former member of BCWA's underwriting team.

D&D Homecare
John Prentice is the latest addition to D&D Homecare's senior management team.

Prentice joins from Hitachi Capital as D&D's new product development & operations manager.

He will be responsible for the further integration of products and technology in order to make processes for both D&D and their brokers more streamlined.


Baydonhill has appointed Wayne Mitchell as group chief executive officer.

Mitchell's appointment follows the resignation of Richard Collier.