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


Fenton Insuranc
Fenton Insurance Solutions has appointed Graham Osborne as commercial account executive.

Osborne rejoins Fenton, having most recently worked at Layton Blackham.

Towry Law Profession
Claire Salmon has joined Towry Law Professions from Howden Insurance Brokers as an account handler.

Based in the London office, Salmon will work on growing the book of professional indemnity business for Towry Law Insurance Brokers.

George Stubb
George Stubbs Insurance Services has promoted Alan Ruthven and David Rankin to sales director and commercial director respectively.

Ruthven was previously business development manager and Rankin was formerly senior account executive.

Lucas Fette
Lucas Fettes has appointed Nicole Hardiman as wholesale account handler at its Manchester office.

Arnold Fishe
Arnold Fisher, sister company to City-based broker James Hallam, has appointed Stuart Burt as regional director heading up the Watford office, and Vito Sepe as regional sales director.


Creechurch Underwriting has promoted David Hunwick to professional indemnity underwriting manager of Syndicate 1607.

Hunwick first joined Creechurch in 1999.

Towergate Partnershi
Towergate Partnership has appointed Roger Brown as head of premium finance development.

Brown was previously commercial development director at Close Premium Finance.

Wellington Underwritin
Wellington has appointed Heather Thomas as general counsel and company secretary and, subject to regulatory approval, compliance officer of Wellington Underwriting Agencies.

Thomas joins from Lovells, where she was insurance and reinsurance consultant.

Heritage has appointed Clive Couzens to underwrite financial institutions business for Lloyd's Syndicate 3245.

Couzens joins from Markel Syndicate Management.


Pinsent Mason
Pinsent Masons has promoted Liz Johnson and Alexis Roberts to partners in its insurance and reinsurance group.

Johnson specialises in insurance regulation and Roberts in insurance distribution and coverage.

Matthew Griffith has also been recruited to the group as corporate partner, specialising in corporate and regulatory, litigation, reinsurance and professional indemnity.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has appointed insurance restructuring specialist Miriam Bartlett as a partner in the regulatory and brokers team.

Bartlett joins from Pinsent Masons.


Brit group chief executive Dane Douetil has been elected as chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association (LMA).

Douetil succeeds Hiscox director of underwriting Robert Childs as chairman.

Douetil was previously chairman of the LMA's market processes committee, a post which will now be held by Ewen Gilmour, chief executive of Chaucer Holdings.


Michael Eardle
North West broker Caunce O'Hara has appointed Michael Eardley to head up their new Leeds office.

Eardley has over 12 years' commercial insurance experience, gained with both insurers and brokers. He joins from Towry Law, where he was instrumental in setting up their professions division.

Caunce O'Hara's expansion into Yorkshire also coincides with the formation of a specialist sports division headed by former Sussex and England cricketer, Tony Piggott.

Eardley said: "I am very excited to be taking up the challenge of implementing Caunce O'Hara's successful client-focused strategy in Yorkshire and the North East".

Eardley is 33 and married with an eight-month old son.

A keen Nottingham Forest fan, he also enjoys hill walking and is looking forward to exploring the Yorkshire Dales in the coming months.