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


Camberford Law
Camberford Law has appointed Steve Taylor as London market broker at its London City office.

Taylor joins from Windsor.

James McAuslan is to head up Oval's new branch office in Aberdeen, which forms part of the group's energy and special risks division.

McAuslan joins from Heath Lambert's Aberdeen office.

Allan Chapman & James
Specialist media broker Allan Chapman & James has appointed Heather Cursons as claims team leader, Mark Filipek as corporate risks team leader and Dennis McGrath as operations and compliance manager.

Cursons was previously claims executive at Davis in Newmarket, Filipek was general insurance manager with Attwood & Hart, and McGrath joined Allan Chapman in January as compliance manager from Ryan in Ipswich.


Clifford Abrahams will join Aviva as group mergers and acquisitions director on 10 October.

Abrahams will join from Morgan Stanley, where he is currently managing director for investment banking, specialising in financial services.

Northern Marine
Northern Marine Underwriters (NMU) has appointed the following staff:

  • Don Collett as engineering underwriter in Birmingham. Collett previously held the same position at HSB Haughton in Birmingham.
  • Jonathan Eaton as marine manager of the recently launched NMU Ireland operation in Dublin. Eaton worked in the same role at Aon Marine in Dublin.
  • Joanne Millar as marine underwriter for NMU's new operation in Belfast. Millar has previously worked at AIG Risk Management.
  • Marine underwriter Nick Limb also now becomes manager of NMU's new engineering team in Manchester.
  • Other

    Davies Liability
    Graham Kelly has been appointed as joint managing director of Davies Liability, responsible for supervision and development of general liability accounts.

    Kelly's co-managing director Christopher Rooke will develop the firm's professional indemnity account.

    Helphire has appointed Martin Ward as managing director of its uninsured loss recovery company Albany.

    Ward is co-founder and previous commercial director of Rarrigini & Rosso.

    Regulation and compliance specialist Huntswood has appointed Clive Williams as its new chairman.

    Previous chairman Lord Parkinson will now become president of the company.

    Williams, the former chief executive of Capgemini UK and Ireland, joined Huntswood as a non-executive director in April.

    Alex Kilpatrick has been promoted to the new role of head of national accounts at Multiassistance UK.

    Kilpatrick has worked within Multiassistance's account management team for the previous three years. In his new role he will support and develop corporate insurance client services.

    The Claims People
    Previous Claims People operations director Gordon Vater has rejoined the company as project director.


    Muir Robertson
    Medical assistance and travel claims specialist Cega has promoted head of operations Muir Robertson to operations director.

    Since joining Cega in 1999 from Zurich Insurance, Robertson has played a key role in establishing the company's non-emergency claims team, combining the skills of both the medical emergency and claims divisions.

    Robertson's appointment to Cega's board reflects the company's recent growth in travel claims outsourcing.

    Robertson said: "Cega is always looking at ways to enhance its services to the travel insurance industry and everyone contributes ideas. The result is that we are an innovative business solutions provider.

    "I am very pleased to be in a position to drive forward the company's aims."

    Robertson enjoys cycling, golf and any other sports he can take part in without having to be any good at them.