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


Arthur Marsh & Son
Steve Moss of Axis Insurance has joined forces with Arthur Marsh & Son.
Moss said the joint venture would expand the services he offered and give him increased back-office support, as well as giving the company “more clout” with insurers.

Ernest R Shaw

Lyndon Barnes-Moffatt has joined Ernest R Shaw's Cheltenham Branch as an account executive.

Barnes-Moffatt was previously employed at John Lampier and Son in Bristol.

Prescott Jones
Sian Knights, Matthew Shearing and Amy Hobbs have joined Prescott Jones.

Knights joins the company as marketing manager. She previously worked for the Financial Times in London and the Royal Bank of Scotland in New York.

Shearing, who has joined as account handler, has 13 years' experience in the insurance industry. He joins Prescott Jones from Allianz Cornhill.

Hobbs, who has joined Prescott Jones' commercial insurances department, previously worked at Swinton Insurance and Hill House Hammond.

Jeremy Cooke is Marsh's new managing director and senior adviser, with responsibility for several key activities within the London offices.

Cooke has held several senior roles both within Marsh and in industry bodies in the UK and the US. Most recently, he was chief executive of wholesale broking in Marsh's underwriting management group.

GHBC has made three appointments in its Hemel Hempstead team.

Phillipa Sherman joins the company as financial controller, having previously held a similar role at bookmaker Victor Chandler.

Account handler Steve Campbell, joins the company from Norwich Union, where he was a commercial underwriting adviser.

Anne Peters is GHBC's new marketing manager. She joins the company from Barclays International. Prior to that she worked with the CGU Group.

Aon has appointed Howard Manton as chief operating officer for its trade credit global practice group, which is responsible for insurance protection against bad debt arising from insolvency.
Manton has spent his career to date with insurance broker Marsh, where he was the chief executive of Marsh Credit, Europe.

RK Harrison
RK Harrison Insurance Brokers has appointed Nick Coles as head of its claims department.

Coles has 17 years' industry experience and was formerly chief adjuster of the property team at Xchanging Claims Services.

Prior to that, he was head of claims for the Cox Syndicate.

Brit Insurance
Brit Insurance has appointed Richard Coulthwaite to the newly-created post of finance director, underwriting.

Coulthwaite joins Brit after spending five years at Aviva, most recently as director of finance change.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked for 15 years.

Courier Plan has appointed Mark McGuinness to the newly-created position of UK agency manager.

McGuinness joins from Quinn-direct, where he worked in the liability department.

Supercover Insurance
Supercover Insurance has appointed Sandy Dunn as non-executive director.
Dunn is chairman and chief executive of BDML Connect, part of the Capita Group, where he is also non-executive chairman of the insurance services division.


Elborne Mitchell
Specialist insurance and reinsurance solicitor Jonathan Bruce has joined the City firm, Elborne Mitchell.

Bruce has acted in many vessel and rig casualties worldwide, including explosions, total losses, groundings, collisions, salvage and pollution.

He also has considerable liability, energy and aviation experience.

Sidley Austin
Sidley Austin has added four new insurance lawyers to its newly-expanded London insurance team.

Led by newly-recruited Sidley partner, Nigel Montgomery, the team includes Michelle Kierce, Antony Newman and Helen Jenkinson.

Davies Lavery
Pauline Rainey moves from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert to join Davies Lavery as medical relationship manager.

Rainey is a specialist in rehabilitation who will develop rehabilitation programmes for injured claimants.

She is an active member of the Case Management Society of the UK and the Brain Injury Case Managers Association.


Mansion House Executive
Insurance search firm Mansion House Executive has appointed Darren Hilliard as executive consultant in its London market team.

Hilliard, who joins from City-based financial services recruiter Elements, will
work in the general insurance division.

He will focus on London market roles, mainly within the broking arena.
Joint Money Laundering Group Martin Hall is the new chair of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group board.

Hall, the Finance and Leasing Association director-general, replaces Ian Mullen, who has stood down after five years.