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


FMW has appointed Zoe Pereira as a personal assistant to broking director Matthew Collins.

Pereira previously worked for Tendring Primary Care Trust.

Acumus has appointed Louise Bryan as business development manager.

Her role will be to further grow business through the development of new strategic partnerships.

Bryan has 20 years experience in insurance and the travel trade and was most recently the franchise recruitment manager at Harvey World Travel.

Lockton International
Lockton has appointed Emily Freeman to head its newly launched technology and media risks practice, within its professions division.

The department will provide risk management and insurance solutions for clients exposed to technology and media risks.

The practice will provide advice and arrange cover for professional liability; first party network protection; cyber extortion, crime and liability; and intellectual property infringement.

Freeman will be supported by existing professions' associates, Malcolm Randles, Helen McQuillen and James Marshall.

She joins from JLT Risk Solutions.

Blythin & Brown
Blythin & Brown has appointed Paul Evans as commercial division manager.

Evans joins from Lockton International were he was regional broker, providing specialist broking resources for major corporate clients.

He has previously worked in the Lloyd's Market in both underwriting and broking roles, where he specialised in casualty and professional indemnity risks.

The London Market yacht team of Graham Dillow-Prior, John Strange and Carl Brumpton have joined Ropner Insurance Services.


Ecclesiastical has appointed Ronan Foley as country manager for Ireland.

Foley joins from Chubb where he was UK regional manager, responsible for their operations in the South East.

He has more than 20 years' experience in general insurance – predominantly in the Irish insurance market – at Chubb Insurance, Fortis and AA Insurance Services.

Foley will be responsible for strengthening relationships with key brokers, generating business from all areas of Ireland and building Ecclesiastical's presence in the Irish market.

He will manage a team of 20 staff in Dublin.

Mark Robson and Duncan Ogilvie have been appointed to new management roles in DAS' newly-reorganised underwriting department.

Mark Robson has joined as underwriting manager of the recently combined corporate and broker underwriting departments while Duncan Ogilvie becomes pricing and reinsurance manager.

Ogilvie has responsibility for developing, maintaining and monitoring a number of areas including robust pricing, claims models and factors.

Ace Europe has announced the appointment of Gareth Tungatt to the position of senior underwriter.

He will specialise in IT and cyber risk, with responsibility for Ace's DataGuard product.

DataGuard is an Ace policy which provides first-party cover for losses, including business interruption, arising from computer network security breaches, viruses, or loss of data.

Tungatt previously worked within the professional risks division of Willis as an account executive.


Norton Rose
Michael Mendelowitz has joined Norton Rose to head its contentious insurance and reinsurance team.

He was previously a partner with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in its reinsurance and international risks team.


Davies Liability
Davies Liability has appointed Dawson Adair and Keith Hamilton to lead its newly opened Belfast office.

The pair will report to managing director Graham Kelly and will be responsible for supporting current clients and seeking new business in the region.

Ordnance Survey
Tony Darwall has joined mapping agency Ordnance Survey as strategic development manager for the insurance sector.

Darwall has 18 years' experience in general insurance and has performed senior sales management roles as both an insurer and in the service-provider environment.